Facts of life

Frykholm, Amy
June 2012
Christian Century;6/13/2012, Vol. 129 Issue 12, p22
The article presents an in-depth discussion of sex education. The importance of sex education for the well-being of school students is asserted, challenging accusations that sex education encourages students to engage in sexual activity. An overview of the controversies surrounding U.S. sex education curricula in schools is presented. The sex education curriculum used in Minneapolis, Minnesota is then discussed as a case example, citing the experiences of teacher Chicka Merino.


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