sex education

Condoms, Condoned: Educators Fight Back Against Useless 'Abstinence-Only' Programs

Condoms, Condoned: Educators Fight Back Against Useless 'Abstinence-Only' Programs
When it comes to reproductive health, many students are censored from getting the facts to help them avoid unintended pregnancy until they're ready, prevent STIs, and have a positive self-image. That's because anti-choice politicians have forced teachers to teach "abstinence-only" programs in classrooms across the country, even though they're a huge disaster:
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TX Sex Ed Lesson Plan: 'People Want to Marry a Virgin, Just Like They Want a Virgin Toothbrush'

TX Sex Ed Lesson Plan: 'People Want to Marry a Virgin, Just Like They Want a Virgin Toothbrush'
People who have had sex are worth as much as a chewed-up piece of gum or a used toothbrush. That's the atrocious lesson that Texas sex educators are teaching children in middle school to shame them out of having sex before marriage — assuming they can get married, a right that many of these Texas adolescents may never have.
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In 2013, Tulsa School Board Finally Decides to Give Sex Education a Shot

In 2013, Tulsa School Board Finally Decides to Give Sex Education a Shot
Though there is not always agreement on what approach to take when it comes to sexuality education in schools, in this day and age it is rare to find a school system that has not yet tackled the issue in some form or another.
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Clovis School District: Sex Education that Gets an 'F'

California state law mandates that sexual health education in public schools be comprehensive, medically accurate, science-based, and bias-free. So why are Clovis Unified high schools teaching teens from a book that makes no mention of condoms, even in chapters about HIV/AIDS and on preventing STDs and unintended pregnancy?
Recent events, such as Representative Akin's ill-informed statements about reproductive biology and rape - put the issue in a stark light. The brand of sex ed that Clovis high schools are peddling is putting teens' health at risk - it's dangerous, unlawful, and could have serious consequences if it is not stopped.
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