A study of sex education outcomes finds that sex education programs that distribute condoms to high school students without the proper counseling increase teen fertility by about ten percent. This is important information for students and administrators of sex education.
The study also found that schools that provided counseling services did not see the same increase in teen fertility rates. In fact, schools that required students to undergo safe sex counseling in order to access condoms saw a decrease or reverse in teen fertility rates. Clearly, it is time (and it has been time) to talk about sex with teens instead of just using free condoms, abstinence language and simply hoping for the best..