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    Who supports responsible sex education? Medical experts, health leaders, researchers, and parents.

    NARAL Foundation

    Washington, D.C., NARAL Foundation, 2002 Mar. 6 p.

    Medical experts, health leaders, researchers, and parents overwhelmingly support teaching responsible, age-appropriate, comprehensive sex education in schools. Respected studies recognize the positive effects of responsible sex education and conclude that abstinence-only programs have not been proven effective. Recognizing the validity of these studies, influential medical experts have cautioned against allocating funds to unproven programs. Thus, it is highly disturbing that some policymakers – including President Bush – continue to push for increased funding for abstinence-only programs, despite the research findings and the recommendations of parents, esteemed medical experts, health leaders, and researchers. (excerpt)
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