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ERIC Number: EJ855392
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1554-6128
Public Opinion on School-Based Sex Education in South Carolina
Alton, Forrest L.; Valois, Robert F.; Oldendick, Robert; Drane, J. Wanzer
American Journal of Sexuality Education, v4 n2 p116-138 2009
The purpose of this article was to determine opinions on the use of abstinence only versus comprehensive sex education by registered voters in South Carolina. A cross-sectional, random-digit dial sample was utilized. Approximately 81% of respondents indicated support for sex education that emphasizes abstinence but also teaches about the benefits and importance of using contraceptives to prevent pregnancy and/or sexually transmitted diseases. Results suggest that registered voters in South Carolina support teaching a comprehensive approach to sex education and favor a variety of sex education topics, regardless of political ideology, religion, or parental status. (Contains 7 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina