Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Mississippi Rethinks Abstinence-Only Approach in Light of State's Top Ranking in Teen Pregnancy Rate

The Huffington Post: Teen Pregnancy Rate In Mississippi The Worst In America, Sex Education Curriculum Aims To Fight Trend, by Laura Tillman:

. . . The Delta Initiative, run through Tougaloo College since 1999, is a forerunner in the state's changing attitude toward teen pregnancy. Next year, a new state law will require schools to teach sex education, and they'll have more leeway in how much information they can incorporate about birth control. Schools previously had to get special permission to teach anything but abstinence. . . .

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/2012/05/mississippi-rethinks-abstinence-only-sex-education-in-light-of-states-top-ranking-in-teen-pregnancy-.html

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