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It is important to keep in mind that not all parents feel comfortable addressing all pertinent information regarding sex or answering their childern's questions in sufficient detail. Unfortunately, the methods used when presenting in a class setting may not be acceptable to all parents. There is an opt out for those that don't want to have their children participate in certain discussions. The reality is that our schools have a responsibility to offer the knowledge and best practices to help students become responsible citizens. If parents can't or won't teach their children about all aspects of sex education we end up with a culture experiencing one of the highest rates of teen pregnancy in the developed nations. The developmently appropriate content introduced at each grade level is a crucial part of any sex education component in a health curriculum. It is also important to remember not to confuse topics of health and morality. The call in listener "Lisa " inferred that to achieve the highest quality health instruction we should only teach abstinance . I feel she was stating the only way we can have a quality health curriculum is by adhearing to her idelogical values and withhold information from students that conflict with her values. We are a diverse culture with many differing perspectives. It is the role of non-secular, public schools to offer as much information to students as is available. With the goal to create a well thought out decision relating to their sexual choices. We end up with a much better, more effective health curriculum and hopefully a society more informed about disease preventon with much healther sexual attitudes.
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