Youth need to understand the emotional, mental, and relational impacts in addition to the physical consequences when considering sexuality. It’s a sensitive issue and during a time when teens make vital decisions about relationships, sex, and sexual behavior that impact the rest of their lives. Sexual Risk Avoidance education is based on a recognized public health model known as “risk avoidance.” All youth need and deserve the information and skills to help make choices that eliminate risk.
Multiple studies show that adolescents who have their first intercourse at earlier ages versus ages 18 and older are at increased risk for a variety of negative health outcomes.
Every year a teen “delays sex”, is a win since it reduces the risks noted.