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ERIC Number: ED557925
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
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Sexuality Education: Building an Evidence- and Rights-Based Approach to Healthy Decision-Making
Bridges, Emily; Hauser, Debra
Advocates for Youth
As they grow up, young people face important decisions about relationships, sexuality, and sexual behavior. The decisions they make can impact their health and well-being for the rest of their lives. Young people have the right to lead healthy lives, and society has the responsibility to prepare youth by providing them with comprehensive sexual health education that gives them the tools they need to make healthy decisions. But it is not enough for programs to include discussions of abstinence and contraception to help young people avoid unintended pregnancy or disease. Comprehensive sexual health education must do more. It must provide young people with honest, age-appropriate information and skills necessary to help them take personal responsibility for their health and overall well being. This paper provides an overview of research on effective sex education, laws and policies that shape it, and how it can impact young people's lives.
Advocates for Youth. 2000 M Street NW Suite 750, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 202-419-3420; Fax: 202-419-1448; Web site: http://www.advocatesforyouth.org
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Advocates for Youth