Graduation Year


Document Type

Senior Thesis


Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Primary Major


Thesis Advisor

Kendra Hoepper, DNP, APRN, PNP-BC


Sexually transmitted diseases/infections (STIs) and unplanned pregnancies is a continuing health concern among adolescents. They are more likely to engage in risky behaviors that increase the likelihood for STIs and unplanned pregnancies which emphasizes the need for comprehensive sex education (CSE). This research proposal strives to determine if CSE is an effective tool in reducing cases of STIs and unplanned pregnancies, specifically in Chinese American adolescents. The literature review identified CSE successfully decreasing STIs and unplanned pregnancies in youths. However, limited research correlates the relationship between CSE and Chinese American adolescents. In addition, few studies take cultural influences into account when analyzing this demograph’s sexual practices and behaviors, thus showing a lack of diversity in sex education. To assess the effectiveness of CSE, a convenience sample of 100 adolescents will participate in completing an initial 20 question survey, followed by an sex education course, and then a post-test of the same 20 question survey. Results should show improvement in test scores after the intervention. Data will be analyzed through p-value to indicate statistical significance. In addition, descriptive statistics such as mean, mode, and median will be utilized to compare pre-intervention and post-intervention test scores.

Keywords: comprehensive sex education, STIs, unplanned pregnancies, Chinese American adolescents, Asian American adolescents, sexual behaviors and attitudes