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CDC: Sex education stagnant in U.S. schools

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Posted at 10:55 PM, Apr 05, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-05 22:55:28-04

Do you know what kind of sex education is, or isn’t, taught in your child’s classroom?

A federal study concluded that “little progress” had been made in expanding the lesson plans in public schools in Virginia and the rest of the United States.

According to Reuters, the Communicable Disease Center surveyed 45 states between 2008 and 2010.

The CDC found that the percentage of public schools teaching key topics on prevention of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases did not increase.

Middle schools in eleven states even saw declines in sex-ed instruction. Reuter’s also reported that no states saw an increase.

Researchers did not ask the school systems involved in the study why sex-ed either declined or stagnated.

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