Very few parents believe sex education should not be taught in schools [ 10 ]. But think of all the repercussions that come later in life, mental and psychological. A higher percentage of Republicans reported being White and married compared to Democrats see Table 1.
It is time our schools adopt a standardized comprehensive sexuality education curriculum that is age-appropriate and medically factual; one that confronts all aspects of human sexuality and helps young people gain a true understanding of what it means to be a sexual being vs.
Public Health Service ingaining traction in the s during the early years of the AIDS epidemic, but generating steady opposition from social conservatives. Content licensed under a Creative Commons 3. The Obama administration, which has declared it will not veto the bill should it pass the House, nevertheless opposes the vouchers because they don't produce any statistically significant results for the children who use them.
Several black civic leaders were among the supporters of the curriculum update, including the head of the Urban League of Nebraska, the president of the Douglas County Board of Health, and City Council President Ben Gray. Pin It on Pinterest. It frees the student from the tyranny of the moment, from merely fashionable, inevitably superficial ways of being in the world.
There was a roughly equal percentage of male and female Republicans, while 70 percent of Democrats were female. Differences in views on inclusion of topics by political affiliation Similar percentages of Republicans and Democrats wanted healthy relationships, STDs, puberty and abstinence included in both middle and high school see Table 3.
He says the Healthy Youth Act is another battle the Valley must face as an outlier in a liberal state. Visualization: LK NL. This research adds to a growing body of evidence that sex education which includes a wide range of topics, often referred to as comprehensive sex education, is supported by the vast majority of parents, including both Democrats and Republicans.
Discussion Regardless of political affiliation, parents overwhelmingly report that sex education in both middle and high school is important and want sex education to include a variety of topics such as puberty, healthy relationships, abstinence, birth control, and STDs.
Political Affiliation. The paper describes the consent and assent procedure utilized by Gfk in for parent and child participants. Factors associated with the content of sex education in U.