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ERIC Number: EJ1159589
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1554-6128
"Why Can't We Just Have Sex?": An Analysis of Anonymous Questions about Sex Asked by Ninth Graders
Pariera, Katrina L.; McCormack, Tiffany A.
American Journal of Sexuality Education, v12 n3 p277-296 2017
During the high school years, most young people in the United States receive school-based sexuality education, but there is little research on what they want to know about sex and sexuality but may be afraid to ask. This study is a content analysis of anonymous questions about sex (N = 645) asked by ninth-grade students from the greater Los Angeles area. A sample of predominantly lower-income and Latino/a students submitted anonymous questions before participating in sexuality education. Results show that young people are eager to understand how to use birth control and prevent pregnancy, have misinformation about sex and sexuality, and are misinformed on many topics. Results are discussed in light of what educators and others can do to help young people develop a safe, healthy sex life.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 9
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California (Los Angeles)
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