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Missoula Healthy Kids Indicators - 2020


Sexual health is a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality; it is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity. Sexual health requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence. CDC

Abstinence from sexual activity is the only 100 percent effective way to avoid unintended pregnancy. For individuals who are sexually active, correct and consistent contraceptive use during every act of sexual intercourse is effective at preventing unintended pregnancy. Condom use is the only contraceptive method that protects against both unintended pregnancy and STIs; men and women should be encouraged to use condoms in addition to a long-acting, reversible contraceptive method at every act of sexual intercourse.  HP 2020



graph Montana grades 9-12 had sex in past 3 months

YRBS 2009

graph condom use grades 9 - 12, Missoula, Montana, US 

 YRBS 2009


Healthy People 2020 Target

Percent of girls grades 9 – 12 who abstain from sexual intercourse or use condoms

     Base - 52.8%        Target - 79.3%

The US Dept of Health and Human Services sponsors the Healthy People objectives,
 a science-based, 10-year national plan for improving the health of all Americans.

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