Most educated State about sex
Sex is something a lot of people find difficult to talk about. It’s a sensitive topic that brings up feelings of shame, embarrassment, and even inadequacy.
One common cause is the way people were indoctrinated at such a young age to believe that sex is something that should never be discussed openly. It’s bad and not socially acceptable.
Considering that, 8 factors were carefully used to gauge the level of awareness about sex across the 50 states of the country. Vermont ranked first, followed by Maine and Iowa. Colorado ranked 4th while Montana is at the 5th slot.
After considering all the factors, the final ranking of the most educated and least educated states can be determined easily.
Here’s a quick glance at the results:
|Ranking||States||Total score||Had sex before 13||Did not use contraceptive methods in the last sexual intercourse||STD rate||Abortion rate||Underage abortion||Abortion after 12 weeks of pregnancy||Having more than 3 abortions||Become a mom before 19|
As mentioned earlier, 8 factors were used to determine which states are more educated about sex and which states are the least informed.
To get standardized results, all of the factors have been given an even ranking between 0 and 10. A high index score suggests a high level of awareness concerning sex while a low index score suggests otherwise.
To determine the results, we used the following formula:
Note: Due to the limited data gathered, we were only able to rank 28 states.
Below is a quick rundown of the 8 factors that were considered in this research. The data used were carefully sourced from published reports and studies.
Had Sex Before 13
The statutory age of consent between two heterosexual people has increased from 11 to 16. It’s the same age for legal homosexual sex.
This simply means that minors who are younger than 16 don’t have the ability to legally consent to any sexual act. Without any knowledge about this, minors can start engaging in sexual activities without realizing its implications.
The data considered in this research was sourced from a CDC report.
Did not use contraceptive methods in the last sexual intercourse
sexual transmitting diseases rate
Abortion among Minors
Abortion after 12 weeks of pregnancy
Having more than 3 abortions
Become a mom before 19
Sex is an uncomfortable topic but it doesn’t mean that people should stop talking about it openly. Sex education brings so many positive effects on people, particularly the younger ones. It increases their knowledge and improves their attitudes toward sexual behaviors and reproductive health.
In this report, it was determined that Vermont is the most educated state when it comes to sex. It’s closely followed by Maine and Iowa. Texas appeared to be the least educated state out of the 28 states ranked.
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