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ERIC Number: ED537582
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 21
Comprehensive Sex Education and Academic Success: Effective Programs Foster Student Achievement. The Facts
Bridges, Emily; Alford, Sue
Advocates for Youth
Several recent studies have shown that healthy teens generally do better in school than their less healthy peers. Teens may have little control over some factors--such as chronic illness--that may contribute to their poor health and difficulties in school. However, when armed with accurate information and skills, teens can eliminate or minimize other factors that threaten their success in school. In particular, health education including comprehensive sex education provides adolescents with the information and skills they need to avoid many health risks, including unintended or unwanted pregnancy as well as most sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Advocates for Youth