TITLE

The State of Sex Education in North Carolina: Is Abstinence-Only Education Working?

AUTHOR(S)
Bach, Rebecca
PUB. DATE
March 2006
SOURCE
Sociation Today;2006, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers some observations and preliminary results on the effects of abstinence-only sex education in North Carolina. It provides a brief overview of the historical and political context of North Carolina's decision to offer Abstinence-Only Sex Education. The author describes her research strategy and some of the challenges involved in collecting information regarding sex education in the schools. The article also reports on Representative Robin Hayes introduction of a bill in 1995 requiring public schools in North Carolina to teach an abstinence-only sex education curriculum.
ACCESSION #
20801307

 

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