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Curbs on Sex Education Proposed in 27 States

Those who want to limit sex education in schools are making inroads, according to a new survey.

The study, by the Washington-based National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League, found that in 1994 and 1995, bills that would prohibit, restrict, or discourage comprehensive sex education in schools were proposed in 27 states.

The study found that fewer than half the states require schools to provide both sex education and education about sexually transmitted diseases, including aids. Nineteen states prohibit or restrict schools from making contraceptives available, and five states prohibit or restrict the discussion of abortion.

Copies of "Sexuality Education in America: A State-by-State Review" can be obtained from naral, 1156 15th St. N.W., Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20005; (202) 973-3017.

Vol. 15, Issue 06

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