Unformatted text preview: sexuality and sex in general. Females, however, are encouraged to avoid a reputation of promiscuity. This encouragement is often doled out in such a way as to make the topic of sex uncomfortable and taboo which will make females less open to contraceptive programs in such a public space as high schools. Further, a link has been established between economic class and education. Other studies demonstrate that persons raised in households with an annual income of $70,000 or more are more highly educated and less likely to make decisions based on social myth. Since a common myth is that making contraceptives available to high school students will increase their engagement in actual sex acts, we believe more persons of higher economic status will be amenable to making contraceptives available in public high schools than those persons coming from households with an income lower than $70,000 annually....
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This note was uploaded on 04/24/2008 for the course SOCI 220 taught by Professor Linneman during the Spring '06 term at Texas A&M.
- Spring '06