Support for Comprehensive Sexuality Education and Adolescent Access to Condoms and Contraception in South Carolina

Sarah H. Kershner, Sara J. Corwin, Mary S. Prince, Alyssa G. Robillard, Robert W. Oldendick

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Abstract

A telephone survey was administered to residents of a historically conservative southern state to assess resident's level of support for comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) in schools and support for the availability of condoms and contraception to reduce unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections. Data were obtained from 841 residents and findings revealed that the majority of residents: (a) support CSE, (b) support access to birth control, and (c) support the availability of condoms. Data were analyzed to determine characteristics of those in support of these prevention strategies so that data could inform key stakeholders, policy makers and health promotion strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-314
Number of pages18
JournalAmerican Journal of Sexuality Education
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 3 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Abstinence-only sex education
  • adolescent reproductive health
  • comprehensive sexuality education
  • public opinion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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