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Minnesota House Approves Sex Education Bill

The Minnesota House of Representatives voted in favor of an education bill on Monday that requires Minnesota schools to provide comprehensive sex education. According to the Associated Press, these sex education programs must focus on abstinence but must include medically accurate information about contraceptives, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and pregnancy prevention.

Under the bill (see line 19.22 of the bill) , parents are given the option of pulling their children from sexual education classes.

Sources:

Daily Women's Health Policy Report 04/30/08; Minnesota House Bill SF3001; Associated Press 04/28/08, 04/29/08

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