On Thursday, federal health officials said the teen birth rate has declined 61 percent since the s.
Younger female teenagers were more likely than younger male teenagers to have talked to their parents about sex and birth control. Sex education in schools and other places, as well as received from parents, provides adolescents with information to make informed choices about sex at a crucial period of their development.
Using data from the National Survey of Family Growth NSFGthis report examines the percentage of male and female teenagers years who received sex education.
Teenagers were asked if they received formal instruction on four topics of sex education at school, church, a community center, or some other place before they were 18 years old and the grade they were in when this first occurred.
What grade are teenagers in when they first receive formal sex education? Female teenagers were equally likely to report first receiving instruction on methods of birth control while in middle school or high school. Do teenagers talk about sex-related topics with their parents?
On the other hand, there was virtually no difference for older teenage years old males and females in whether they talked to their parents about these topics.
Do male and female teenagers differ in whether they talk to their parents about sex and birth control? Summary Parental communication about sex education topics with their teenagers is associated with delayed sexual initiation and increased birth control method and condom use among sexually experienced teenagers Most teenagers have talked to their parents about at least one of the six sex education topics.
These findings for suggest little change since in receipt of formal sex education or information from parents among teenagers 78. Definitions Formal sex education: The analysis for this report is limited to teenagers aged years, but males and females aged years old were asked whether they ever had any formal sex education.
There were two question variants, one for teenagers younger than 18 and one for teenagers aged 18 and older. Grade at which received instruction: For the four sex education topics, teenagers were asked what grade they were in when they first received this instruction.
The grades at which first received instruction have been collapsed into grades elementary schoolgrades middle schooland grades high school for this report. Teenagers who have not yet reached high school 9th grade and higher will not have reported that they received sex education in these grades.
Talking with parents about sex and birth control: The analysis for this report is limited to teenagers aged years, but males and females aged years old were asked whether they talked with a parent or guardian about sex and birth control with the following questions: The next questions are about how you learned about sex and birth control.
It is important to note that teenagers years who did not talk with their parents about sex and birth control may go on to do so before they are Data source and methods This report contains data from the National Survey of Family Growth.
Face-to-face interviews were conducted with 7, females, 1, of whom were teenagers years, and 6, males, 1, of whom were teenagers years, for a total of 2, teenagers years. Parent-child communication about sex and related topics.
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By the time you’re ready to think about starting a family, you may already have spent 5, 10, even 20 years of your life trying to make sure you didn’t get pregnant. So when it’s time to turn all that effort around, it’s natural to wonder what effect all those years of birth control have had on your body, and how long it will take you to become fertile again. .
“While teen pregnancy rates have declined significantly since , today’s new analysis illustrates the continued importance of high-quality sex education and access to birth control, particularly through highly effective methods such as IUDs and other long-acting reversible contraceptives.
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