Publication

Jan 01, 1985
Authors:
Frank F. Furstenberg,
Kristin Anderson Moore,
James L. Peterson

This paper examines the association between sex education and adolescent sexual behavior. Data from the 1981 National Survey of Children show that 15- and 16-year-olds who have been exposed to sex education are less likely to be sexually experienced, and are neither more nor less likely to discuss sex with parents at home. Retrospective or longitudinal data are needed to more directly test the casual link between sex education and experience.

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Authors

Frank F. Furstenberg
Kristin Anderson Moore
James L. Peterson