Brief Delivering the Full Message
Brief #1 from Enhancing Teen Health and Well-Being
Freya L. Sonenstein
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Despite major strides in getting the message to teenage boys about AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and in teaching them how to say no to sex and to use birth control, gaps persist in boys' education and understanding of reproductive health. Most formal sex and reproductive health education takes place in school, which means dropouts sometimes miss out on this instruction. Efforts are needed to reduce gaps in instruction by race, gender, and school attendance.
Research Areas Children and youth
Tags Sexual attitudes and behavior