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Sex Education Delays Teen Sex According To New Report
March 9, 2012
School age children who receive sex education instruction in school are more likely to wait longer to have sex than students who have not taken sex ed classes, so says a recent study. The findings of the study further state that those teens who do engage in premarital sex often use contraception. Although the study wasn’t deeply compressive, it does showcase some interesting numbers.
Reproductive health organization the Guttmacher Institute tallied data between the years of 2006 and 2008 from the National Survey of Family Growth. In the survey, nearly 4,700 participants between the ages of 15 and 24 answered questions relating to their exposure on how to abstain from sex and the variety of birth control available to them. The study showed that 55 percent of the male participants received instructions on abstaining and birth control with nearly two-thirds of the female group getting the same instructions.
Not surprisingly, numbers of the group participants who had sex before age 20 spiked to 86 percent for women and 88 percent for men with the numbers lowering to 77 and 78 respectively for those who have received formal sexual instruction.
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