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Sexual Debut without Contraception: Can Sex Education Protect the Unprotected?

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The most recent data from the National Survey of Family Growth indicates the rates of sexual debut for youth ages 15 to 19 have decreased suggesting a trend of delayed first sex for American adolescents. However, the rates of sexually transmitted infections (STI) are highest among this same age group indicating that when sexual debut occurs, it is accompanied by risky behaviors. Broad access and exposure to sex education may be responsible for delaying the age of sexual debut, but can it impact the rate of unprotected sex? This research conducts an event history analysis to measure if sex education exposure in the year prior, will effect the transition to first, unprotected sex for females and males ages 15 to 24. Further examination considers different formats of sex education (abstinence only, birth control methods, safe sex practices) on the transition to first, unprotected sex. Preliminary findings suggest that sex education format type has variable impacts on unprotected sex outcomes, but generally reduces the risk of unprotected first sex. However, the outcomes for females indicate that females are more likely to engage in unprotected first sex compared to their male counterparts.

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Weller, Nicole. "Sexual Debut without Contraception: Can Sex Education Protect the Unprotected?" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, NV, Aug 19, 2011 <Not Available>. 2014-11-25 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p503593_index.html>

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Weller, N. , 2011-08-19 "Sexual Debut without Contraception: Can Sex Education Protect the Unprotected?" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, NV Online <APPLICATION/PDF>. 2014-11-25 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p503593_index.html

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Abstract: The most recent data from the National Survey of Family Growth indicates the rates of sexual debut for youth ages 15 to 19 have decreased suggesting a trend of delayed first sex for American adolescents. However, the rates of sexually transmitted infections (STI) are highest among this same age group indicating that when sexual debut occurs, it is accompanied by risky behaviors. Broad access and exposure to sex education may be responsible for delaying the age of sexual debut, but can it impact the rate of unprotected sex? This research conducts an event history analysis to measure if sex education exposure in the year prior, will effect the transition to first, unprotected sex for females and males ages 15 to 24. Further examination considers different formats of sex education (abstinence only, birth control methods, safe sex practices) on the transition to first, unprotected sex. Preliminary findings suggest that sex education format type has variable impacts on unprotected sex outcomes, but generally reduces the risk of unprotected first sex. However, the outcomes for females indicate that females are more likely to engage in unprotected first sex compared to their male counterparts.


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