Theories - sexuality and sex in general Females however are...

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More people who affiliate themselves with the Roman Catholic religion than those who identify with Protestantism will be opposed to making contraceptives available in public high schools because the official stance of the Roman Catholic Church is that all sexual acts should be engaged in with openness to procreation. Respondents who describe their religious affiliation as Protestant will be opposed to making contraceptives available to minors enrolled in public high schools because of the moral traditionalism within Christianity, but opposition will be less than that of the Catholics due to a decreased emphasis regarding contraception throughout their doctrine. In addition to religious practice, an individual’s gender will affect their opinion. We expect that more male survey participants will support distribution of contraceptives at public high schools because social stigma promotes male confidence with their own
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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.

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