FP-12.1 Increase the proportion of female adolescents who received formal instruction on abstinence before they were 18 years old
About the Data
Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
Females aged 15 to 19 years who report having had formal instruction, before turning age 18 years, about how to say no to sex
Number of females aged 15 to 19 years
From the 2006 National Survey of Family Growth:
Now I'm interested in knowing about formal sex education you may have had. (Before you were 18, did / Have) you ever (have / had) any formal instruction at school, church, a community center or some other place about how to say no to sex?
- Don't Know
Females are considered to have received formal instructions on abstinence before turning age 18 years if they responded yes to the Numerator question.
Formal instruction is defined as having received formal instruction at school, church, a community center, or some other place; and informal instruction is defined as having talked to a parent or guardian about reproductive health topics.
Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.