58% on teens surveyed recently said sexual activity for high school-age teens is not acceptable, even statistics on abstinence national campaign analysis of henshaw, sk (2003) (2) national campaign to prevent teen pregnancy, 1997 whatever happened to childhood. Individual research studies also show that teaching about contraception is generally not associated with increased risk of adolescent sexual activity or sexually transmitted diseases (stds) as suggested by abstinence-only advocates, and adolescents who received comprehensive sex or hiv education had a lower risk of pregnancy and hiv/std infection than adolescents who received strict abstinence-only or no sex education at all in the us and in other high-income countries ,. This paper examines the impacts of four abstinence-only education programs on adolescent sexual activity and risks of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (stds.
Emotional effects of sexual activity most people think only of the physical consequences of sex, but even if a physical consequence is not experienced, you will most likely experience some sort of emotional pain. The findings show no significant impact on teen sexual activity, no differences in rates of unprotected sex, and some impacts on knowledge of stds and perceived effectiveness of condoms and birth control pills© 2008 by the association for public policy analysis and management. Many young people engage in sexual risk behaviors and experiences that can result in unintended health outcomes data collection and analysis abstinence from vaginal, anal, and oral intercourse is the only 100% effective way to prevent hiv, other stds, and pregnancy the correct and consistent use of male latex condoms can reduce the. Critics of abstinence education often assert that while abstinence education that exclusively promotes abstaining from premarital sex is a good idea in theory, there is no evidence that such education can actually reduce sexual activity among young people.
Over the last six years, the administration has proposed and the congress has enacted increases for abstinence education, to better align federal funding for abstinence with funding for other types of programs that address adolescent sexual activity. Trenholm c et al, impacts of abstinence education on teen sexual activity, risk of pregnancy, and risk of sexually transmitted diseases, journal of policy analysis and management, 2008, 27(2):255–276 9.
Association for public policy analysis and management impacts of abstinence education on teen sexual activity, risk of pregnancy, and risk of sexually transmitted diseases. Five evaluations looked for but found no long-term impact in reducing teens’ sexual activity analysis of data from youth risk behavior surveys found that sexual activity among high school youth declined significantly from 1991 to 1997, prior to large-scale funding of abstinence-only-until-marriage programs, but changed little from 1999 to 2003 with federal funding of such programs.
Among the 48 states in this analysis (all us states except north dakota and wyoming), 21 states stressed abstinence-only education in their 2005 state laws and/or policies (level 3), 7 states emphasized abstinence education (level 2), 11 states covered abstinence in the context of comprehensive sex education (level 1), and 9 states did not mention abstinence (level 0) in their state laws or policies (figure 1. In response to your request, i am pleased to send you the report health and human services funding for abstinence education, education for teen pregnancy and hiv/std prevention, and other programs that address adolescent sexual activity. Teenage sexual activity is an issue of widespread national concern although teen sexual activity has declined in recent years, the overall rate is still high in 1997, approximately 48 percent of american teenagers of high-school age were or had been sexually active the problems associated with teen sexual activity are well-known.
Facts and stats you or someone you know is pregnant stis are primarily transmitted during sexual activity and spread through vaginal, anal, and oral sex the only 100% way of preventing a sexually transmitted infection is through abstinence what about specific sti s if you are looking for information about specific stis, please follow. Health and human services funding for abstinence education, education for teen pregnancy and hiv/std prevention, and other programs that address adolescent sexual activity another major concern about teen sexual activity is the transmission of stds the sections below present an analysis of federal funding and the current hhs estimate.
Abstinence from vaginal, anal, and oral intercourse is the only 100% effective way to prevent hiv, other stds, and pregnancy the correct and consistent use of male latex condoms can reduce the risk of std transmission, including hiv infection. Teenage sexual activity is an issue of widespread national concern although teen sexual activity has declined in recent years, the overall rate is still high in 1997, approximately 48 percent of american teenagers of high-school age were or had been sexually active. Adolescent females are more likely than their male peers to report a same-gender sexual partner a recent analysis of national data estimated that roughly 10 percent of females and 5 percent of males had engaged in same-gender sexual activity, and correlates of same-sex sexual activity among us teenagers and young adults perspect sex.