TITLE

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN COMPREHENSIVE SEX EDUCATION AND TEEN PREGNANCY IN MN

AUTHOR(S)
Hedman, Amy S.; Larsen, Dawn; Bohnenblust, Steve
PUB. DATE
December 2008
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Studies;2008, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p185
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This research study assessed the scope of comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) offered to high school students, using 39 topics defined by SIECUS's Guidelines for CSE, and determined if a correlation existed between number of topics emphasized and the corresponding county's teenage pregnancy rate, for a sample of 10 Minnesotan counties. A survey was sent to 104 educators within 10 counties. A mean of 24 topics were reportedly emphasized. No significant correlation r(7) = 0.50, p = .915 was found between pregnancy rates and number of topics reportedly emphasized. Results showed that CSE was not correlated with lower teenage pregnancy rates.
ACCESSION #
38213170

 

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