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anthropology data set - programs “Federally funded...

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Since the 1960’s, the way we teach sex education have changed drastically. In the 60’s the era was free love where now you have to get all these tests done before you engage in sexual activity to guarantee your sexual safety. Every year many people in the American society find that they have contracted a Sexually Transmitted Disease. However there are many preventive measures that can be taken that could possibly save a life one day. “Comprehensive sex education is effective; Abstinence- only programs are dangerous, ineffective, and inaccurate” (McKeon). Programs that teach comprehensive sex education have influenced b ehavioral outcomes such as; “delaying the initiation of sex as well as reducing the frequency of sex, the number of new partners, and the incidence of unprotected sex, and/or increasing the use of condoms and contraception among sexually active participants” (McKeon). Lower Sexually Transmitted Infections are a direct result of well taught and well understood sexual education
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Unformatted text preview: programs. “Federally funded abstinence-only curricula found that over 80 percent of curricula supported by the United States Department of Health & Human services contained false, misleading, or distorted information about reproductive health” (McKeon). Some of the information that was falsely conveyed is listed below. • False information about the effectiveness of contraceptives; • False information about the risks of abortion; • Religious beliefs as scientific fact; • Stereotypes about boys and girls as scientific fact; and • Medical and scientific errors of fact. (McKeon) This dataset is a web source that compares the effects of teaching a comprehensive sexual education course in opposition to an abstinence- only approach for sex education. The article shows main points of negative results from the abstinence view of teaching. The Dataset includes graphs...
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