Tulsa Public Schools could expand sex education

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Updated: 9/04/2013 12:13 am Published: 9/03/2013 10:31 am

The Tulsa Public School board will vote on whether to expand sex education in the district.

A TPS official said the board will decide if a pilot program for a comprehensive pregnancy prevention curriculum for 7th, 9th and 11th graders should begin in the fall.

The program would require parental consent for students to participate. It would be at Webster High School, Clinton Middle School, and Memorial Junior High and High schools. Local donors would fund the program.

TPS says the emphasis would be on abstinence, but also show STD rates.

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ThomTrue - 9/4/2013 10:57 AM
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Any education concerning sexual behavior, and the entire process can be taught with proper processes and age specific curriculum. Oklahoma and many Southern states host some of the highest teen age pregnancies and unwed mothers and abortion rates. With proper education, boys and girls can learn to use proper pregnancy and STD preventive measures. Many cases when the abstines only curriculum is that only genital to genital sex is talked about which leads to an increase of anal and oral sex without proper education. Most abstinence only programs are not going to spend the time to teach how to properly perform anal sex with condoms and lubrication or how to use a condom for oral sex to protect yourself from an STD. While in a perfect world we would want all sexual encounters to be positive and led to the intended results, what ever that may be. But it is a fool's errand to try to think that teenagers will be able to stop natural hormonal impulses. http://lanyrd.com/profile/emryb/on/sex-education/ Feel free to repost... Emily R. Boyer on Sex Education | Lanyrd lanyrd.com
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