Why Comprehensive?

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It is now the law in Illinois that if sexual education and health is taught in public schools, it must be a comprehensive approach, including both abstinence and contraception. - Illinois State Law HB2675

Evaluations of comprehensive sex education programs show that these programs can help youth delay onset of sexual activity, reduce the frequency of sexual activity, reduce number of sexual partners, and increase condom and contraceptive use. Importantly, the evidence shows youth who receive comprehensive sex education are NOT more likely to become sexually active, increase sexual activity, or experience negative sexual health outcomes. Effective programs exist for youth from a variety of racial, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.1,2,3,4,5

For more information, visit: http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/storage/advfy/documents/fscse.pdf

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