The U.S. has one of the highest rates of sexually transmitted infections among teens.
A primary reason for the high rates in the United States is that many
public schools do not offer effective sex education programs. Instead,
many school districts use abstinence-only curricula that are religiously
biased, provide no information on using contraception, and have never
been proven effective by peer-reviewed scientific study.
In 1994, the General Assembly adopted a statement expressing strong support
for comprehensive sexuality education in public schools.
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