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Survey Finds Overwhelming Support for Sex Education

August 14, 2017

 

A new survey of Alabama parents with children in public school finds overwhelming support for sex education programs. 

 

The survey was commissioned by the Alabama Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (ACPTP) and conducted by the University of South Alabama. 

 

Here are the findings:

 

  • 98% of Alabama parents think it is "very important children learn about HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections".

 

  • 91% of Alabama parents think it is "very important children learn how to talk to their partner about birth control and sexually transmitted diseases".

 

  • 86% of Alabama parents think it is "very important that the effectiveness of birth control is addressed in a sex education class".

In a quote given to AL.com, Jamie Keith, the executive director of ACPTP said "For parents, talking to their children about sexual health and relationships can be a very difficult and complicated conversation.One of the Campaign's priorities is to ensure young people receive medically-accurate, age-appropriate and evidence informed sexual health education. In our public schools qualified professionals can answer questions parents may not feel comfortable with answering or for which they may not have the answers"

 

This survey further proves an assumption that sex education is a liberal vs. conservative issue. Alabama, one of the most conservative states in the United States, have disproved this theory by overwhelmingly supporting sex education programs.

 

Sex education is not a liberal vs. conservative issue. It is a public health issue. 

 

Read more from AL.com here.

 

 

 

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