Sexually Transmitted Diseases


Unintended Pregnancy Prevention



2009 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS):

·According to  the 2009 YRBS, 54.1% of West 

Virginia High School students have engaged in sexual intercourse.   WOW! 


*Percentage of high school students who have ever had sexual intercourse with FOUR or MORE people during their lifetime was 15.5. 


*Among students who ever had sexual intercourse during the past three months, the percentage who drank alcohol or used drugs before the last sexual intercourse was 22.3 in 2009

The Youth Risk Behavior survey(YRBS) can be viewed here.



West Virginia School Health Profiles

The School Health Profiles Survey (Profiles) is a system of surveys assessing school health policies and programs in states and large urban school districts. Profiles surveys are conducted biennially by state and local education and health agencies among middle and high school principals and lead health education teachers.

  • 28% required students to take 2 or more health
    education courses.
  • 91% taught 8 key pregnancy, HIV, or other STD prevention topics in a required health course.
  • 43% taught 4 key topics related to condom use in a required course.
  • 83% had a health education curriculum that addresses
    all 8 national standards for health education.
  • 95% taught how to access valid and reliable health
    information, products, or services related to HIV, other
    STDs, and pregnancy in a required course.
  • 28% had a lead health education teacher who received
    professional development during the 2 years before the
    survey on HIV prevention.
  • 23% had a lead health education teacher who received
    professional development during the 2 years before the
    survey on pregnancy prevention.

Go to to view the entire survey.



1 in 4 United States Teen Girls Has Sexually Transimitted Disease!

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) slightly more than one in four US females ages 14-19 has a SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE!  The survey was based on only 838 females who participatedin the nationally representative 2003-04 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

Among the teens:

    • 18%  HPV
    • 4%    Chlamydia         
    • 2.5% Trichomoniasis          

    • 2%    Herpes simplex Virus


Current Statistics:

·WV was the only state in the U.S. with an increase in teen birth rate by 17% among 15-17 year old girls. 

·WV ranked 42nd in rates for Gonorrhea in the US for 2009.

·WV ranks 47th in low rates of Chlamydia in the US for 2009.

Go to for more informaiton on these STDs.


Teaching Sexual Health website

Teaching Sexual Health website (


Guidelines for Sexuality Education

To find sample answers to sensitive questions:

(Please note, some answers about curriculum issues and regulations are specific to Canada).

Power Point:

2011 KidStrong Conference: "The Continuum of Education: A Collaborative Approach to Reproductive Health"