What is Sex Ed?
Sex Ed is the process of acquiring information and forming attitudes and beliefs about sex, sexual identity, relationships and intimacy. It includes information about the anatomy and physiology of human reproduction in addition to information about the choices and consequences related to sexual activity. In the United States, those who receive this kind of information, usually get it in middle or high school from their school.
Where do most people get Sex Ed?
Sex Ed in the United States varies from school district to school district and from state to state. This report from the Allan Guttmacher Institute provides a nice overview of sexuality education across the nation.
Getting information on sex ed can be tough.
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What do all of these terms mean?
Right now the conversation about sex ed revolves around three terms: comprehensive sex ed, abstinence only, and abstinence plus. Comprehensive Sex Ed provides participants with information about all aspects of sexuality, pregnancy prevention, and disease prevention. Abstinence Only provides participants only with information about abstinence for preventing pregnancy and infection. Abstinence Plus is a type of comprehensive sex ed that provides information about all aspects of sexuality and pregnancy prevention while emphasizing abstinence as the best method of pregnancy and disease prevention for adolescents.