Sex education in America is definitely not at its peak. In fact, students are getting less sex ed now than they were 10 years ago. Throughout the country, teenagers tend to learn less about actual sex, and more about vague possibilities and general fears surrounding sex. While President Obama cut funding for abstinence-only sex education back in February , many schools continue to provide incorrect or misleading information about sex. Most sex ed classes are reportedly taught by health teachers, many of whom, according to a report from the Guttmacher Institute, are largely unprepared for the job, with many educators lacking sufficient information, refusing to teach certain ideas, or simply being uncertain on what they're even allowed to teach. In , the Future of Sex Education Initiative put forth a proposed set of standards for sexuality education, including knowledge about biological, emotional, and legal aspects of sexuality, which they hope to see become widespread by
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See Coronavirus Updates for information on returning to campus, and more. Two scientific review papers find abstinence-only-until-marriage programs and policies in the United States are ineffective because they do not delay sexual initiation or reduce sexual risk behaviors. According to the researchers, these programs also violate adolescent human rights, withhold medically accurate information, stigmatize or exclude many youth, reinforce harmful gender stereotypes, and undermine public health programs. Both papers are published online in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
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