sex education

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Sex Education in Schools? Report Finds Most Parents Favor It

Among the nation’s young people, those in the South suffer the worst rates of sexually transmitted infections such as HIV, according to a new study that finds little resistance among parents in the region for age-appropriate sex education in schools.

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Wisconsin to Ban Some Abortion Coverage, Refocus Sex Ed

Wisconsin lawmakers have approved controversial measures to block the state's new health insurance exchange from covering abortions and require sex education classes to emphasize abstinence as the preferred method of birth control.

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Utah Legislature Passes Bill Requiring 'Abstinence-Only' Sex Education -- Or None at All

Some think this bill puts control of a child‘s education back into parent’s hands, others have said that it takes away parental choice.

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Utah Lawmakers Pass Abstinence-Only Sex Education Curriculum

The Utah Legislature has passed a controversial bill mandating an abstinence-only sex education curriculum for Utah public schools or allows schools to drop the subject altogether.

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Utah Legislators Take on Sex Education

A proposed bill in the Utah House of Representatives could strip students of vital information regarding sex education and contraceptives, according to some Summit County teachers.

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New Sex Education Standards Released

Young elementary school students should use the proper names for body parts and, by the end of fifth grade, know that sexual orientation is "the romantic attraction of an individual to someone of the same gender or a different gender," according to new sexual education guidelines released by a coalition of health and education groups.

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Abstinence-Only Sex Education Doesn't Work, Say UGA Researchers

When it comes to reducing teen pregnancy and birth rates, abstinence-only sex education just doesn’t work, according to University of Georgia researchers.

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Report: Sex Education Shifts in Texas

A new Texas Freedom Network Education Fund study shows including teaching about contraception with abstinence has increased during the past three years.

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New Mexico’s Sexual Education Problem

Though the Albuquerque teacher who surveyed his high school students on sexual experiences violated district policy on requesting sensitive information, he sought to address an issue that affects more New Mexican youth than those in most other states.

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Opinion: Don't Be Spooked By Sex Education

Halloween has passed, and with it all of the goblins, and ghosts and other things intended to leave us frightened.mOr have they? A look at the recent news would lead you to believe New York City's parents are facing the biggest specter of all: that public schools will begin teaching your children sex education.

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