More than 700,000 teenagers in the United States will become pregnant this year alone, and half of all sexually active people will have a sexually transmitted infection by age 25.
Clearly, American teens need to know how to make responsible decisions and stay healthy. The best way to help them is to give them comprehensive, medically accurate, age-appropriate sex education.
Planned Parenthood is committed to bringing real sex education back to America's schools, and rejecting failed abstinence-only programs. Here are a few of the issues we’re working on:
- evidence-based sex education programs
- abstinence-only programs
- the state of teen health