The 521 participant were heterosexual relationships and were asked to complete a survey on family and romantic relationships at the beginning of the semester. Then 7 weeks later, and then 14 weeks later. The requirement for the study was being under the age of 30 and coming from an intact family or a divorced. After elimination, only 467 percipients remained, 182 had change partners during a 14-week period. The study made a comparison between the 182 and the 285 that were in a committed or engaged relationship.
“Providing a foundation of quality sex education is the only way to ensure that young people will grow into sexually healthy adults” (Hauser, 2013). The problem with early childhood sex education in the community of Danville is that there is none. Unfortunately, there are students as young as being in second and third grade beginning to talk about sex because of their curiosity towards the topic. When I attended their local school, their sexual education program did not begin until students reached the eighth grade. Also, the sexual education program that is taught in the eighth-grade health class does not goes as far as to talk about safe contraceptive use or the consequences that could happen if safe sex is not practiced effectively.
Schools think teaching this will eliminate the risk of teens having coitus and that will eliminate the need for education on sexual intercorse, sexual activity, contraception, teenage pregnancy, and disease all together. But the proven facts are that abstinence only teachings do not delay the sexual intercourse of teenagers nor do they reduce teenage pregnancy. Another proven fact is that when teens are taught how to effectively use birth control, the rates of unwanted pregnancies go down. And finally when surveyed, over 90 percent of youth want to learn about sexuality and the dangers that come with sexual
Experimentation or curiosity often is a cause of an unexpected pregnancy. “Many parents have busy lives that prevent them from providing the guidance and support that their young teenagers need to make good decisions on issues such as sex, according to the website Parent Dish.” (R.Y Langham). Preventing teenage pregnancies are highly encouraged, not only for the teens benefit but also for the baby’s well-being. There are many causes to teen pregnancy such as the absence of parents, peer pressure, and glamorization of pregnancy. Becoming a young adult already has its share of personal issues, but having absent parents can result in loss of knowledge or wisdom.
Government. The authors, Kathrin F. Stanger-Hall and David W. Hall, of “Abstinence-Only Education and Teen Pregnancy Rates: Why We Need Comprehensive Sex Education in the U.S.” discuss how sex education is demonstrated throughout the U.S. and how the government may be a contributor to these alarming rates (2011). They state, “some argue that sex education that covers safe sexual practices, such as condom use, sends a mixed message to students and promotes sexual activity” in describing the U.S. Government’s standpoint on sex education (Stanger-Hall & Hall, 2011, p. 1). They strictly believe that abstinence-only education throughout schools is the answer. Abstinence is restraining one’s self from all forms of sexual activity and choosing to not participate in any sexual acts.
Many kids are having sex before they become the age of 16, which is why The Contraceptive CHOICE Program was created was to help stop unwanted pregnancies. “The Contraceptive CHOICE Program was launched by researchers at Washington University in ST. Louis to see whether unintended pregnancies could be reduced by removing three common barriers to birth control,” (Kaplan). The study showed that it did in fact help removing the three barriers. The three barriers are a lack of accurate information, lack of access to birth control, and a lack of funds to pay for it. Many people are against abortion and birth control may be a way to help lower abortions.
The perceived benefits were good among participants; they agreed that eating a healthy diet and exercising for 30 min a day was one of the best methods to prevent heart attack or stroke (Poudel & Sumi, 2017). Participants with a low educational level perceived more barriers than others which point to that as knowledge increases, perceived barriers decrease. Poudel, and Sumi (2017) study concluded that educational intervention must pursue to eliminate common misconceptions about heart disease and mainly help to promote awareness about risk management for CVDs among young adults, women, and minority
Moreover, the EEOC 's fourth-fifths rule indicates that "if the selection rate, which is the percentage of applicants who pass the test and are hired for one race, sex, or other protected class group is less than 80% of the selection rate for the protected class group that was more successful at passing the test, this is evidence of discrimination effects." (p.184) In this case it was demonstrated that 46% of new hires employees were women three years before the test and subsequently that the WST was introduced the percentage dropped to 15%, and by 2002 the rate continued to drop to 8%. The overall percentage of men who passed the test it was 97%, however the women who passed the test were
This policy will, in fact, be successful in deterring drug use among teens as the fear of punishment, such as suspension or expulsion, causes students to avoid even making the choices to try and therefore become addicted to illegal drugs. The Institute of Education Sciences (Department of Education) performed a multiple year study of 36 high schools in the southern United States that use random drug testing and compared it to control schools not using the policies to compare the effectiveness. In this study, they found that sixteen percent of students in the schools with drug tests used, whereas twenty two percent of students in the control schools used these same drugs being tested (“NCEE”). Assuming this six percent drop could transfer across all other regions, this one policy could prevent thousands upon thousands of kids from using narcotics. The study found that the measures had both short and long term ability to drop the usage rate consistently, therefore it can be part of a long term solution to help minimize drug use in the United States.
Biddle and Berliner (2002) offered tentative theories to explain why small classes had impressive effects in the early grades. This was when youngsters were first learning the rules of school and forming ideas about whether they can cope with education. Furthermore, the most frequently cited class size study in the literature is the STAR (Student/Teacher Achievement Ratio) experiment. The Tennessee STAR (experiment began as a pilot in 1984, was mandated in 1985, and was completed in 1990). Pupils entering kindergarten in participating schools were randomly assigned to a small class (13-17), a full size class (22-25), or a full size class with a full time teacher aide.
It is important to address the long term effects instead of gratifying the short term results. An intervention study was conducted with the purpose of educating and enhancing parent to children communication about indoor tanning (Lazovich, Choi, Rolnick, Jackson, Forster, Southwell, 2014). The researchers informed the parents and children of the risk factors involved and distributed pamphlets for the groups to read on their own time. It was found that over half of the mothers and daughters reported to recall information and acknowledged that they read the pamphlet, but little to no fathers and boys recalled the information or reported reading the pamphlet. It was proven to be successful amongst the female counterpart to reduce the likeliness of indoor tanning.