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In Support of Abstinence-Plus Education: Evaluating the Shortcomings of Peer-to-Peer Education and Abstinence-Only Programs in the Context of Attitudes, Intentions, and Behaviors

dc.contributor.advisorGammons, Rachel
dc.contributor.advisor
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Jesse
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-14T17:15:37Z
dc.date.available2021-04-14T17:15:37Z
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/nxho-ozr7
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/26952
dc.descriptionWinner of the 2021 Library IDEA Award for Undergraduate Research
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines three primary approaches to sexual education - abstinence-only, peer-to-peer, and abstinence-plus - and weighs their merits in the context of their influence on attitudes, behaviors, and intentions. The Big Decisions program espouses respectful, culturally-sensitive environment is essential to the success of any sexual education program. Pursuant to this belief, the curricula demonstrates sexual decision making through displays of loving relationships across cultures as well as in the context of participants’ personal aspirations in life. It encourages participants to clarify their personal limits and understand how the risks of STDs and teen pregnancy can impede personal goals established at the start of the program. Most importantly, the curriculum does not belittle or demonize teens who are already sexually active or teens who are in the LGBTQ+ community.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectsexual educationen_US
dc.subjectcomprehensive sexual educationen_US
dc.subjectabstinence-onlyen_US
dc.titleIn Support of Abstinence-Plus Education: Evaluating the Shortcomings of Peer-to-Peer Education and Abstinence-Only Programs in the Context of Attitudes, Intentions, and Behaviorsen_US
dc.typeFinal Research Paperen_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtDigital Repository at the University of Maryland
dc.relation.isAvailableAtUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md)
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Englishen_US


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