Friday, May 26, 2006

Sex Ed Courses Must Promote Abstinance in Wisconsin

Sex education teachers must present abstinence as the preferred behavior for unmarried people under a bill Gov. Jim Doyle signed into law on Tuesday.
The legislation means teachers must emphasize that refraining from sex before marriage is the most effective way to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases but still allows them to teach about contraception.

Twenty-one other states require sex education classes to stress abstinence, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a think tank that tracks legislation dealing with sexual activity. [snip] Pioneer Press

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