Teens get sex edu but not told about birth control
According to a new government report released on Wednesday, formal sex education was received by almost all U. S. teens, but birth control methods were taught to only about two-thirds.
These lessons are not being absorbed by many teens. It was stated by other recent data that there has been a rise in teen birth rate and it rose from 2005 to 2007 after a steady decline and in 2008 it dipped again to about 10 per cent of all births.
About 2,800 teenagers were spoken to by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 2006 through 2008. For the CDC the questions were asked by female interviewers from the University of Michigan.
It was stated by about 97 per cent of teens that they received formal sex education by the time they were 18. Formal sex education was defined as an instruction at places where teenagers were taught.
The study found that rather than how to use a birth control method, lessons about saying no and STDs were more common.
By the end of high school, the report stated that birth control instruction was received by about two-thirds of teens, about 62 per cent of boys and 70 per cent of girls.
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