Factors associated with the content of sex education in U.S. public secondary schools.

@article{Landry2003FactorsAW,
  title={Factors associated with the content of sex education in U.S. public secondary schools.},
  author={David J. Landry and Jacqueline E. Darroch and Susheela Singh and Jenny A. Higgins},
  journal={Perspectives on sexual and reproductive health},
  year={2003},
  volume={35 6},
  pages={
          261-9
        }
}
CONTEXT While sex education is almost universal in U.S. schools, its content varies considerably. Topics such as abstinence, and basic information on HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), are commonly taught; birth control and how to access STD and contraceptive services are taught less often. Factors potentially associated with these variations need to be examined. METHODS Data on 1,657 respondents to a 1999 national survey of teachers providing sex education in grades 7-12… CONTINUE READING

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