Friday, July 17, 2015

Almost 90% of teens hope to get married. Sex ed should reflect this

About 88 per cent of Canadian teens say they expect to marry someday. This is a good thing: there is ample evidence that marriage remains the gold standard for family formation, offering benefits to adults and children alike.

That said, marriage rates have been in general decline over the last number of decades. And Canadians who do marry are waiting longer, entering marriage for the first time at an average age of about 30. This means people entering marriage have often accumulated more than a decade of dating.

So just how does any young person find their way to life-long marriage? There are many answers to that. One place they are extraordinarily unlikely to get any assistance is at school in sex education.  (more...)

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