TITLE

CDC analysis finds comprehensive sex ed is more effective than ab-only

PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
Contemporary Sexuality;Jan2010, Vol. 44 Issue 1, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that an independent panel commissioned by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has discovered that comprehensive sex instruction programs are more effective at helping teenagers prevent unwanted pregnancy and disease than abstinence-only programs.
ACCESSION #
48143377

 

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