Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Alaska Students Want Comprehensive Sex Ed

Juneau Empire: Alaska students want more sex ed, by Jeremy Hsieh:

News flash: Alaska high schoolers are interested in sex - or at least learning more about it.

The Alaska Association of Student Governments overwhelmingly passed a resolution during their spring conference in Sitka two weeks ago asking for "a mandatory, comprehensive, medically accurate, age-appropriate nine-week sex education course" for all high school students statewide.

"Comprehensive" in this context is the label used in contrast to "abstinence only" varieties of sex education, which some religious or politically conservative parents tend to favor. Because of that and other underlying controversies on the topic, the resolution's authors were unsure of how it would be received.

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