Letter to the Editor - Don't let legislators end sex education
Last updated 3/22/2021 at 1:02pm
The current debate surrounding SB 99, Planned Parenthood, and sex education in schools awakened old memories. While researching teenage pregnancy as a nursing student in 1977, I interviewed a pair of junior high school principals. Both 40-something men were visibly uncomfortable talking to me and acknowledging there was no sex education curricula in their schools.
One shared an impactful anecdote. After a student had unprotected intercourse, she took one of her mom’s birth control pills. The student did not become pregnant. Her mother did.
Sex education is vital. Planned Parenthood edu...