US state rejects federal funding for abstinence only sex education

Hopkins Tanne, Janice
October 2005
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);10/1/2005, Vol. 331 Issue 7519, p715
Academic Journal
Reports that the U.S. states of Maine, California, and Pennsylvania have decided not to accept federal funding for school sexual education because the federal program requires teachers to promote abstinence until marriage rather than provide comprehensive sex education. Report that the American Civil Liberties Union has launched a national campaign to urge officials in U.S. states to reject abstinence only education; Comments made by Maine's director of public health, Dora Anne Mills, regarding the state's family life education program.


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