Study: Some sex-ed teachers lack necessary training

02/5/2008 | MSNBC

Teachers who aren't trained specifically in sex-education are more likely to leave out key details about using condoms or other contraceptive methods, in part because they lack confidence in their ability to teach the topic, according to a new study. "It supports other recent studies showing that large numbers of teens, especially low-income and youth of color, received no instruction about birth-control methods before they first had sex," researcher Dr. Melissa Gilliam said.

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