Sex Ed. Looms in Health-Care Overhaul

Zehr, Mary Ann
December 2009
Education Week;12/2/2009, Vol. 29 Issue 13, p16
The article discusses whether or not sex education for teenagers should focus on sexual abstinence or address the use of contraceptives has emerged as a topic in the U.S. healthcare reform. According to the article, both provisions of the bill, which include the funding for abstinence-based programs and for comprehensive sex education, are part of the U.S. Democratic leaders' bill. The Mathematica Policy Research evaluation of different approaches to preventing teenage pregnancy is discussed.


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