March 14, 2012
Wisconsin Considers Repeal of State Sex Ed Law
Wisconsin is considering repealing a state law that directs
public schools to teach sex education, the Post Crescent reports. The
two-year-old law mandates that schools teach sex ed and that the curriculum be
comprehensive, medically accurate and age-appropriate; both abstinence and
contraceptives are emphasized as methods to prevent pregnancies and sexually
transmitted infections. The Senate passed a new bill that would change the
curriculum to remove discussion of health benefits, side effects and proper use
of contraceptives and would require that abstinence be the preferred choice.
The bill also would require the curriculum to show the benefits of marriage and
broaden the definition of “medically accurate” information.
To read the Post Crescent article, click here.
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