Essay about Adolescent Pregnancy And Sex Education
Adolescent pregnancy is a social concern in the United States. Approximately 750,000 unmarried American adolescents become pregnant each year, and 80% of these pregnancies are unintended (Crooks & Baur, 2014). Research indicates that teenagers who have been exposed to comprehensive sex education are considerably less likely to become pregnant than those who have had no such education, especially if the exposure to sex education occurs before the young people become sexually active (Crooks & Baur, 2014). For this annotated webliography the health aspect of human sexuality will be adolescent pregnancy and sex education. The search engine used was Google. ‘Sex education’ and ‘teenage pregnancy’ were the search terms used to locate the websites. In addition, the Cornell University Library web evaluation tool was used to evaluate the websites found.
SERC http://www.serc.mb.ca/ This website contains very useful and interesting information. It provides information on sexual health such as birth control methods, pregnancy options, sex prevention education, sexual transmitted disease information. It also offers tips for parents on how to approach and educate their teenagers about sex. The website also reaches out to the immigrant and refugee communities which is why they also provide programming that is both culturally and linguistically appropriate in accessing reproductive and sexual health information and services. The website is relevant to the topics…