Among teens in the UK seeking an abortion, a study found that the rate of contraceptive use was roughly the same for teens as for older women. Nationally representative surveys such as Add Health are structured to accommodate these types of analyses. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. American Journal of Public Health. The curriculum focuses on values, attitudes, communication and negotiation skills, as well as biological aspects of reproduction. For example, Violet, female, virgin described her fears about the consequences of sex:.
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