Friday, June 30, 2006

Wisconsin Has a New Law Requiring Teachers to Stress Abstinence in Sex Education Classes

Wisconsin teachers must tell kids sex before marriage is a bad idea under a new state law that takes effect Saturday. The Republican-authored measure requires sex education teachers to stress celibacy as the best behavior for unmarried students and the best means of avoiding pregnancy and diseases such as AIDS. The measure does not ban or even address teaching about contraceptive methods.

School officials around the state say the law will have no real impact because abstinence already is a key part of their sex ed programs. "Our curriculum already is kind of aligned to that," said Eau Claire School District health coordinator Michele Wiberg. "Nothing too exciting here." [snip] Duluth NewsTribune

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