The failure of sex education

Whitehead, Barbara Dafoe
October 1994
Atlantic;Oct1994, Vol. 274 Issue 4, p55
The article discusses sex education programs in American schools. The author suggests that these programs are a failure in regards to the prevention of teenage pregnancy and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. The rhetoric behind the pro-sex education argument is examined. The article focuses on programs in New Jersey, which have reportedly been popular and well supported.


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