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UNITED STATES: 7 States Trying to Gut Sex Ed and Promote Abstinence


The Week (04.29.2013) Aids Weekly Plus

In 2013, at least seven states have proposed stopping comprehensive sex education in favor of an abstinence-based or anti-abortion approach. The seven states are Arkansas, Kansas, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, and Texas. Congress also has proposed legislation, with one bill espousing abstinence legislation and another in favor of pro-sex education. The American Sexual Health Association has said that 50 percent of sexually active Americans will have an STD by the age of 25.


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