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Knowledge is power & prevention powerpoint 10

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

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