“Teens Today Are Having Less Sex. But Are Researchers Asking the Right Questions?” -Newsweek

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Summary: ” Boyer worries that sex educators, and schools will see significant cuts to evidence-based adolescent sexual health programs that were established under the Obama administration. The study also doesn’t necessarily include young people who point out with the LGBTQ community, and are therefore far less likely to engage in heterosexual intercourse. “This tells us that young people are still not being provided with the sexuality education they need—and have the correct to—in order to make informed decisions, for their own health, and futures,” she says. The study, based upon self-reported questionnaires, for the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG), conducted by National Center Health Statistics, finds that while more than half of U.S. Jesseca Boyer, a sex educator affiliated with the Sexuality Information, and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) says the almost all exciting findings aren’t necessarily that teens are having less sex and might be even more choosy about whom to sleep with. Some knowledgeable experts argue that despite the growth of abstinence-only education programs, state, and municipal public health messaging is much more likely to hit the correct tone, encourage openness and pragmatism about sexuality. Fewer teen millennials are having sex than Gen-Xers did only a few in number decades ago, according to new research released Thursday from the U.S. In the last few years for example, New York City’s health department has crafted public health messaging campaigns that encourage utilize of IUDs, and PrEP. Some experts, such as Amanda Pasciucco, a certified sex therapist with the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) and author, argue that something far more insidious is driving a decline in sexual intercourse: easy have access to to free porn. According to the study, 42 percent of females aged 15 to 19 reported having had sexual intercourse, while 44 percent of males reported they’d had sexual intercourse.”

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