Males aged 15 to 19 who reported talking with a parent or guardian about how to prevent HIV/AIDS
Number of males aged 15 to 19 years
Females are considered to have received informal instruction on HIV/AIDS prevention before turning age 18 years if they responded yes to the following 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.
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
Klein, R.J.; Proctor, S.E.; Boudreault, M.A.; Turczyn, K.M. Healthy People 2010 Criteria for Data Suppression. Statistical Notes No. 24. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2002.