High-Risk Adolescents' Sexuality Education Preferences Based on Sexual Orientation

      Purpose: Sexuality education curricula are seldom developed with information relevant and necessary for sexual minorities. Studies have shown that sexuality education is overwhelmingly heterosexually centered, provides the message that sex is unsafe, and lacks basic health information. Despite empirical evidence that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth are at risk for STI/HIV infection, unplanned pregnancy, and interpersonal violence, there is limited research regarding LGBTQ youth's preferences regarding sexuality education compared to their heterosexual counterparts. The purpose of this study is to describe sexuality education preferences based on sexual orientation among a high-risk group of older adolescents in Texas.
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