Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

MS in Physician Assistant Studies (PA)


Physician Assistant Studies

First Advisor

Dr. Vanessa Bester


Background: Abstinence-based sexual education is the primary method of sexual education in public schools.4 The majority of public schools use teachers who may or not have proper training to teach the course. Comprehensive sexual education taught by clinicians could potentially decrease sexual risky behavior in the youth population.

Purpose: Identify potential benefits or limitations to a clinician-led sexual education program in Wisconsin public schools. Methods: Articles 2017 or newer were reviewed utilizing search engines such as PubMed, Google Scholar, and NIH. A Google Forum with 18 questions was sent out to 420 Wisconsin public school administrators. It was open for 7 days and yielded 49 responses. Ten of the responses were graphed and analyzed for data.

Conclusions: Due to the unequal sample size, the data cannot be properly analyzed to have a concrete conclusion.13 Throughout the literature review it was found that teachers who had taken a course in teaching sexual education, yielded better outcomes with their students.


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