TITLE

Obama diverts funds from abstinence-only sex education

AUTHOR(S)
Tanne, Janice Hopkins
PUB. DATE
May 2009
SOURCE
BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;5/23/2009, Vol. 338 Issue 7705, p1232
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports the U.S. President Barack Obama has suggested changes to the federal budget which will reverse the policies of former U.S. President George W. Bush regarding the teaching of abstinence-only in sex-education classes. Obama's proposal would increase funding for a comprehensive sex education program based on scientific findings of effective sex education strategies. Responses to Obama's proposal by healthcare advocacy group Planned Parenthood, and the nonprofit organizations Center for Reproductive Rights and the National Abstinence Education Association are presented.
ACCESSION #
40738953

 

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