Comprehensive Sexuality Education
Comprehensive sex education programs have been shown to effectively delay sexual activity, increase condom use, and decrease the number of sexual partners. These programs are a critical tool in preventing HIV, other sexually transmitted diseases, and unintended pregnancies. People of all ages, and particularly our nation’s young people, have the need for science-based sexual health information to help them take personal responsibility for their health and well-being throughout their lives.
AIDS United supports state and federal policies that advance comprehensive sexuality education and that promote a public health perspective on sexual health. We oppose funding of abstinence-only until marriage programs, which have been demonstrated to be ineffective. Read the Comprehensive Sex Ed brief.