"In fifth grade, students will learn about the risks of sexually transmitted diseases. In middle school, they will discuss the psychological and physical consequences of rape and sexual assault. By high school, students will be talking about condoms and even the morning after pill. After nearly two years of debate and numerous drafts, California’s State Board of Education quietly adopted its first-ever set of "health education content standards" this week."
- writer Dana Hull, reporting on health education standards that include medically accurate information about sexuality. AMAZING!!!
Read the full article here and ask yourself – especially if you are a parent – how you can encourage medically accurate, comprehensive sexuality education in your local school district. Parents might also find the Families Are Talking newsletters (from the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States) to be particularly good resources. Scroll down a few inches on this page to find links to these free newsletters.