Greater knowledge about contraceptive services reduces risky sexual behavior among young adults. Teaching abstinence-only doesn't work. Can we afford a 60% ignorance rate among young people? Prevent pregnancy and disease with information.
THE PRICE OF ABSTINENCE-ONLY: 60% of young adults misinformed about birth control
A new study from the Guttmacher Institute unsurprisingly finds that greater knowledge about contraceptive services is directly correlated to a decrease in young adults’ risky sexual behavior. However, after quizzing a nationally representative sample of 1,800 sexually active Americans between the ag…