April 24, 2021

Today's reading material

is an op-ed written by my dear friend Amy Bleakley. It was published in the Philadelphia Inquirer, and it's an articulate, easy to understand piece on why we need comprehensive sexuality education in our school systems.

Two highlights. One on what politicians are finally realizing. The second on why:

Seven governors have turned away federal funds, saying there is no evidence that abstinence-only is working. The governors of New Jersey, Wisconsin, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine and Montana have dropped out of the federal program, or will do so soon. California never participated. And now Ohio may also join that list.

The need for correct and complete information is indisputable. Almost two-thirds of 12th graders have had sex. Nine million cases of sexually transmitted infections among 15- to 24-year-olds are reported annually. Nearly 750,000 teens become pregnant each year.

Posted by jamye at April 24, 2021 02:39 PM