Monday, December 17, 2007
Washington D.C. Bd. of Education Approves Sex Ed Guidelines That Cover Contraception and Sexual Orientation
The Washington Times reports:
The D.C. State Board of Education last night unanimously approved guidelines for sex-education classes that call for teaching students about sexual orientation and trends in contraception...
The standards were developed in part by using input from focus groups that included parents and educators and from highly touted health standards elsewhere in the country.
They have received support from civic leaders and health professionals, who have said the guidelines will help develop a much-needed defense against the District's HIV/AIDS epidemic.