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Integrative vs. Abstinence Sex-Education: Which is Better?

Katherine Hubbard
Katherine Hubbard
Faculty Advisor(s)

The given presentation will be concerning integrative sexual health curriculum within the education system. The essential questions addressed by my research are these, “will an integrative sexual health curriculum lessen pregnancy rates?” and, “will an integrative sexual education decrease STD transmission among young individuals opposed to abstinence only?” The questions are important because if teen pregnancy rates are at an all-time high at the moment, and STD transmission is also at an all-time high, then there needs to be questions and advocacy for lowering those rates to ensure the health and sexual safety of young individuals. If answering these two questions will educate a reasonable action of response to the current situations, that would be bettering the education system as a whole. The implication of my research is that integrative sexual health curriculum will in fact lessen teen pregnancy rates, lower sexually transmitted diseases, and will benefit the academic discipline as a whole.


Katherine Hubbard is from a small town in Kansas where sex education is primarily taught in the form of abstinence. She is passionate about spreading education on sexual health to advocate for the many young teen women who do not have access to appropriate information and tools for being sexually safe people.