Judge Rules against Abstinence-Only Sex Education

A judge in California has ruled against abstinence-only sex education because it violated the the state law by failing to provide adequate information and instruction on sexual health and HIV prevention.

Part of the ruling reads:

Plaintiffs claim that the District approved and used a variety of “egregiously inaccurate and biased videos,” including Sex still has a Price Tag and No Apologies: The Truth about Life, Love and Sex; in 2007 it engaged an outside agency, Teen Choices, Inc., to provide instruction in intermediate school using a curriculum that was “replete with inaccurate, biased, and outdated information”; it approved another agency, the Pregnancy Care Center, to provide instruction despite the fact that its instructors did not have the required expertise in comprehensive sexual health education, and as it representative later admitted its presentation did not meet the requirements of the Act; and it adopted textbooks that failed to mention condoms or other contraception.

You can read the ruling here.

About shaunmiller

I am a Ph. D student at Marquette University. The primary purpose of this blog is to get my ideas out there, and then have other people scrutinize, critique, build upon, and systematize beliefs. This blog will sometimes pertain to what I'm learning in my classes, but it will occasionally deal with non-classroom issues that I'm thinking about as well.
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