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  • 1. Abstinence-Only Sexual Education Jo Ann Gomez
  • 2. Abstinence-Only Sexual Education
  • 3.
    • In 2006, 87% of U.S. public and private schools taught abstinence as the most effective method to avoid pregnancy.
  • 4. Sexual Activity and Condom Use Among US Teens
  • 5. Sexual Activity and Condom Use Among US Teens
  • 6. False and Misleading Facts :
    • HIV can be spread via sweat and tears
    • A 43-day-old fetus is a “thinking person”
    • The use of condoms as a contraceptive has
    • a failure rate of about 15%
    • Touching another person’s genitals
    • can result in pregnancy
  • 7.
    • Since 1996, over $1.5 billion have been spent towards abstinence-only programs.
  • 8. What can be done to help solve this problem? Support advocates for more comprehensive sex Ed.
  • 9. Parents should talk to theirs teens about sex Doctors can talk to teens about sex Teens can share accurate information about sex with each other
  • 10. Knowledge is Power & Prevention!