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Comprehensive Sexuality Education

The Guttmacher Institute conducts research at the country and regional levels to assess adolescents’ access to education on sexual and reproductive health. This research sheds light on adolescents’ need for comprehensive sexuality education—which serves as a key component in a multifaceted approach to address the sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents around the world.

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Abstinence-only education programs have shown little evidence of improving adolescents’ sexual and reproductive health outcomes.