FP-13.8 Increase the proportion of male adolescents who talked to a parent or guardian about sexually transmitted diseases 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.
Males aged 15 to 19 years who reported talking with a parent or guardian about sexually transmitted diseases
Number of males aged 15 to 19 years
From the 2006 National Survey of Family Growth:
The next questions are about how you learned about sex and birth control. (Before you were 18 years old), which, if any, of the topics shown on Card 23 did you ever talk with a parent or guardian about?
- How to say no to sex
- Methods of birth control
- Where to get birth control
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- How to prevent HIV/AIDS
- How to use a condom
- None of the above
- Don't know
Males are considered as having received informal instruction if they report they talked with a parent or guardian about sexually transmitted diseases.
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.