Associations Between Sex Education and Contraceptive Use

Jaramillo, N. et al. Journal of Adolescent Health. Published online: 26 January 2017

Purpose: This study examined associations between reports of receiving education on topics commonly included in sex education (e.g., abstinence only, comprehensive) prior to age 18 years and contraceptive use at the last sex among heterosexually active, 15- to 20-year-old males in the United States.

 

Conclusions: Exposure to a larger number of sex education topics is associated with young men’s report of dual contraception use at the last sex. Comprehensive sex education, focusing on a range of topics, may be most effective at promoting safer sex among adolescent males.

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