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Texas Finds Additional Education May Help Delay Teen Sex and Reduce Risky Sexual Behavior

Continuing sexual health education in early high school may help delay sexual initiation and reduce risky sexual behavior in teens, suggests new research from The University of Texas School of Public Health published in the February issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health. The study follows an earlier randomized controlled trial of two middle school sexual education programs, which followed a cohort of students from seventh to ninth grade. Those studies found that the sexual education program developed by the researchers, “It’s Your Game…Keep it Real”, helped delay the onset of sexual intercourse.