Schools Play a Key Role in HIV/STD and Teen Pregnancy Prevention

There are nearly 42 million adolescents in the United States. Of these, 37 million (91%) attend a public or private school for at least 6 hours a day during the most critical years of their social, physical, and intellectual development. After the family home, schools are the primary places responsible for the development of young people. School health education can help teens adopt lifelong attitudes and behaviors that support overall health and well-being—including those that reduce their risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and pregnancy. READ

Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention