TITLE

SEX RESEARCH UPDATE

AUTHOR(S)
Mckay, Alexander
PUB. DATE
March 2000
SOURCE
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality;Spring2000, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p67
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This installment of Sex Research Update summarizes recent research on: teen pregnancy rates in Canada; international comparisons of teen pregnancy rates; the cost effectiveness of school-based adolescent sexual health education; interventions to promote the use of female condoms. This report from Statistics Canada updates teen pregnancy data up to and including 1997. The report begins by noting that during the last quarter century, there has been an overall decline in the Canadian teen pregnancy rate. International comparisons of teenage pregnancy rates can be useful in a number of respects. First, international comparisons allow us to gain a general picture of where Canada's teen pregnancy rate is relative to the rest of the world. More importantly, international comparisons can provide a starting point for identifying relevant factors and influences related to teenage pregnancy in countries with either higher or lower rates than Canada. "Safer Choices" is a school-based curriculum designed to reduce the number of students who either begin or have sexual intercourse during their high school years and to increase condom use among students who do have sex.
ACCESSION #
4102098

 

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