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Group 4 Powerpoint (with narration)

  1. 1. The most shocking and frightening statistic among today’s youth: Teen pregnancy affected 305, 420 females aged 15-19 in 2012. Courtesy of
  2. 2. Many teens are aware of sexually transmitted diseases but have received no education on how to prevent them. • In 2006-2008, teenagers aged 15-19 had received formal instruction about STIs – 93%, HIV – 89%, or abstinence – 84%. • In 2009 public school districts were more likely to require instruction on STI prevention in high schools than at the elementary and middle schools. A large majority of teens do not know about contraceptives. • According to the Guttmacher Institute, “in 2006 about one-third of teens aged 15-19 had not received any formal instruction about contraception; fewer males received this instruction than females – 62% v. 70%
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  4. 4. Being informed about sexual education can help teens know about the risks of becoming sexually active and will also help them understand why it is important to wait to become sexually active.
  5. 5. Understanding the dangers and responsibilities of being sexually active will help teenagers better understand why it is important to wait. • According to the Guttmacher Institute, “virginity pledges are promises to abstain from sexual intercourse until marriage and have become popular courses of action for sex education programs across America. Unfortunately, studies show that pledgers are just as likely as non-pledgers to have STDs and less likely to use contraception if they do become sexually active.” • • It is not enough to teach teens to make pledges; they have to be informed of what exactly they are pledging to do. Emergency contraception and comprehensive sexuality education have both proven to reduce the rate of unintended pregnancy and teach teens to wait until they are ready.
  6. 6. Being informed about sexual education at a young age will help teenagers make more educated decisions in the future.
  7. 7. • Teenagers that understand the dangers of becoming sexually active will make more education decisions instead of just acting on their hormones. • The number of teen pregnancies each year will decrease due to teens knowing how to protect themselves with contraception. • According to the Guttmacher Institute, “teens who receive a comprehensive education about sex are 50% less likely to have an unintended pregnancy than those who receive sex educations that are abstinence-only or contraception-only programs.
  8. 8. It is critical that sexual education be taught to children as early as 6th grade if you want to help protect them for the future so they make smart sex decisions.
  9. 9. Guttmacher, Alan. “Facts on American Teens’ Sources of Information About Sex.” Guttmacher Institute. Guttmacher Institute, February 2012. Web. 17 November 2013. <> U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. “Trends in Teen Pregnancy and Childbearing.” Office of Adolescent Health. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 30 September 2013. Web. 17 November 2013. <>