An analysis of the two options of sexual education in american schools teaching abstinence and condo

Print Although American teenagers are far more likely than their peers in other industrialized countries to become pregnant or contract a sexually transmitted disease STDthe press has recently been full of encouraging news.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDCthe s have brought a nationwide decline in teenage pregnancy rates and an increase in condom use by sexually active teenagers. Two courts, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, have rejected the challenges and affirmed the legality of the condom availability programs.

School Committee of Falmouth. They have succeeded in bringing abstinence-only curricula to thousands of school districts and in enacting laws that further abstinence-only education. On appeal to the Supreme Judicial Court, after their loss in a lower court, the parents argued that the program violated their federal constitutional rights.

Condoms play a key role in preventing HIV infection around the world.

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Where these curricula are presently in use, you should ensure their continuation, and you should encourage other schools to adopt them with non-federal funds.

They claimed that the program interfered with their free exercise of religion and their liberty as parents to control the education and upbringing of their children.

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