June 17, 2011
Massachusetts Revises Teen Sex-Ed Website After Complaints
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) has made content changes to a sexual education website after complaints it used graphic sex language and downplayed the risks of abortion, The Boston Herald reports. Mariatalks.com, a website produced by AIDS Action Committee and funded through a grant from the state, provides young women with sexual health information such as emergency contraception, birth control, HIV and other sexually transmitted infections as well as LGBT issues. Julia Hurley, spokesperson for the MDPH, said the changes were made after officials met with lawmakers and others who were critical of the subject matter.
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