- Gina CoffeeAffiliated withSchool of Education (School Psychology), Loyola University Chicago Email author
According to the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS), “Sexuality education is a lifelong process of acquiring information and forming attitudes, beliefs, and values. It encompasses sexual development, sexual and reproductive health, interpersonal relationships, affection, intimacy, body image, and gender roles” . A sex-education program is one way by which children may learn about sexuality.
In today’s society, the sexual health of youth is of paramount importance. According to a recent study by The Guttmacher Institute , adolescents in the United States are having sexual intercourse, becoming pregnant, and contracting sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Specifically, 46% of all adolescents aged 15–19 years old have engaged in sexual intercourse. In addition, approximately 750,000 teenage girls become pregnant each year. Of these pregnancies, 82% are uninten ...
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- Sex-Education Programs
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- Encyclopedia of Child Behavior and Development
- pp 1340-1342
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- Springer US
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- 480. Neurology, Learning and Behavior Center
- 481. Department of Psychology MS 2C6, George Mason University
- Gina Coffee PhD. (1)
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- 1. School of Education (School Psychology), Loyola University Chicago, 820 N. Michigan Ave. #1146, Chicago, IL, USA
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