Starting Conversations to Improve Teen Sexual Health Education

According to Youth Risk Behavior Survey, in 2015 41.7 percent of Indiana high school students reported having had sexual intercourse at least once in their lifetime. Furthermore, 31.7 percent reported being sexually active, meaning they had had sexual intercourse with at least one partner during the three-month period prior to taking the survey.

Additionally, the New York Times recently reported that cases of sexually transmitted diseases have risen in the U.S., with chlamydia in particular showing high rates among 15- to 24-year-olds.

With statistics as high as these, some organizations are working to ensure youth have the appropriate knowledge when it comes to sexual health and reproduction.

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