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ERIC Number: EJ918032
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1554-6128
Open Letter to Religious Leaders about Sex Education
American Journal of Sexuality Education, v6 n1 p128-131 2011
The "Open Letter to Religious Leaders about Sex Education" reinforces scriptural and theological commitments to truth-telling in calling for "full and honest education about sexual and reproductive health." This "Open Letter" was published in 2002, at about the midpoint of a decade-long federal government commitment to abstinence-only-until-marriage programs. By 2008, several studies had demonstrated that abstinence-only programs are less effective than comprehensive sexuality education in promoting responsible sexual behavior among young people. By mid-year, 25 states had elected to turn down federal funding for abstinence-only programs, marking a shift toward a sounder approach to sex education in public schools.
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Language: English
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