Sex ed study: Misinformation routinely taught to teens

Feb 24, 2009 Full story: Austin American Statesman

Touted by its publishers as "the largest study ever" of what students are learning in Texas public school sexuality education classes, a 72-page report released today found that a lot of misinformation is being ...

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CutiePie

Seattle, WA

#1 Feb 24, 2009
Not sure if it's accurate, but in some sex ed classes BJs and anal are given as alternatives to intercourse to prevent pregnancy.
Tom

United States

#2 Feb 24, 2009
CutiePie wrote:
Not sure if it's accurate, but in some sex ed classes BJs and anal are given as alternatives to intercourse to prevent pregnancy.
It's accurate. They will definitely prevent pregnancy. They won't, however, protect against sexually-transmitted disease.
Capn

Salt Lake City, UT

#3 Feb 24, 2009
CutiePie wrote:
Not sure if it's accurate, but in some sex ed classes BJs and anal are given as alternatives to intercourse to prevent pregnancy.
This is just plain false.
Bullshit. In the US, sex is only cursorily mentioned. The mechanics are mostly pregnancy and social pressures.
Even mentioning secondary forms of sex gets you fired.
In some adult sex ed classes (more workshops), this may be the case, but in mainstream US High School and Junior High, intercourse is put on a pedestal.
Any suggestion of contraception methods is limited at best, and the big deal for preventing pregnancy/STIs is Abstinence.

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