CDC reports Many US Schools are bad in teaching Sex Education
A report of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed that in last two decades, the number of teenagers in the United States who admitted to having safe sex or being sober last time they had sex remained stable.
The leading national public health institute of the country said that the new statistics are disappointing. The CDC found that too few schools of the country are currently meeting recommendations for sex education.
The new Adolescent and School Health report suggested that more than 50% high schools and 80% middle schools are not covering the 16 sex education topics that CDC recommends children in grades 6 through 12 learn.
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System of the CDC reported that about 25% new cases of HIV and 50% of STD infections are in individuals under 25 years old. It also showed that safe sex among these people is stable since 2000s. The report also explained that the numbers of teens reported using condom during sex session have decreased since 2003. It has dropped from 63% to 59%, the report revealed.
In a statement, Dr. Stephanie Zaza from CDC's Division of Adolescent and School Health said lack of effective education in the country is a serious issue which should be resolved. “Young people, who have multiple sex partners, don't use condoms, and use drugs before sex are at higher risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. School-based sex education is a critical opportunity to provide the information they need to protect themselves”, Zaza suggested.
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