The American Academy of Family Physicians is concerned about the sexual health of adolescents in the United States, particularly in regard to the high incidence of teenage pregnancies, the high rate of sexually transmitted infections, and the lack of comprehensive and effective sex education programs, and the increasing rates of sexual assault. The AAFP believes that an evidence-based approach to sexual health education will be effective in reducing unintended pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, and the incidence of sexual assault. The AAFP recommends that:
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Adolescent Health Care, Sexuality and Contraception