Soc Notes January 31 - SocNotesJanuary31,2011 20:06

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20:06 How values affect health: The case of sex education. -United kingdom: At home, without parents knowledge -Denmark: At home, with parents knowledge US Beliefs ( All Wrong) Teens begin sex much earlier in Europe Teens are too immature to use contraceptives Talking about sex encourages teens to have sex Making contraceptives available only increases promiscuity ;and therefore  increases teen pregnancy  Teen pregnancy rates in the US are higher than europe because rates among  blacks Age of first intercourse United States- 16 ( the lowest)  Rate of teen pregnancy is the highest in the United States (84 per 1000) Rate of teen births in the United States is the highest (54 per 1000)  Sex Education evaluated The World Health Organization has consistently found from research that sex  education does not encourage earlier sexual debut, but often delays sexual  activity and leads to safer sexual practices. The bush administration spent, by one estimate, $1.5 billion on abstinence-only  education in the last decade. According to the studies, it actually led to more teen  pregnancies, more teen births, and more teen abortions. Example of where values and beliefs of a particular culture drive behavior. The term  mass media refers to  the channels of communication that are  available to wide segments of the population. This includes 
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This note was uploaded on 05/25/2011 for the course SOC Soc 100 taught by Professor C.broman during the Spring '11 term at Michigan State University.

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