Is Sex Education Preventative?

  • Mary S. Calderone
Part of the Perspectives in Sexuality book series (Persp. Sex.)


In approaching the topic of prevention as it applies to sex education of children and young people, one discovers certain immediate difficulties in placing sex education within the proper perspective of preventative interventions in the field of public health. In attempting to answer this question, one must look first at a definition of sex education to determine both what it is and what it is not, second at its goals, and third at the settings in which it takes place. All of these factors can be reasonably expected to influence the answer to the question, “Is sex education preventative?”


Sexual Problem Sexual Attitude Venereal Disease Human Sexuality Sexual Knowledge 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mary S. Calderone
    • 1
  1. 1.Sex Information and Education Council of the United StatesHempsteadUSA

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