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Description: Researchers at the University of Washington set out to compare the sexual health risk of adolescents who have received various types of sexuality education.

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These two groups were also compared to young people who reported receiving no formal sex education.

To assess sexual risk researchers looked at whether respondents reported ever having engaged in vaginal intercourse, been involved in a pregnancy, or been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease (STD).

Source: Pamela Kohler, et al., “Abstinence-Only and Comprehensive Sex Education and the Initiation of Sexual Activity and Teen Pregnancy,” SIECUS Analysis: This study adds to the growing body of research in support of a comprehensive approach to sexuality education.

First, it confirms that abstinence-only-until-marriage programs are not effective in changing young people’s sexual behavior or preventing negative outcomes such as teen pregnancy.

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More importantly, however, it confirms that programs that teach young people about both abstinence and contraception/disease prevention are, in fact, effective.

In particular, the authors found that receiving information about birth control in formal sex education was associated with a 50% lower risk of teen pregnancy when compared to receiving information only on abstinence.

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