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Advocates Want Sex Ed Classes Changed In NC Schools

Some North Carolina lawmakers and health advocates want parents to choose what their children are taught about sex in public schools.

They promoted legislation Tuesday that would create a two-track system for sex education in grades seven through nine.

Current law makes abstinence until marriage curriculum the predominant method in school districts. Districts must go through a
long process before they can offer comprehensive sex education that
discusses contraception.

The legislation would require both types of sex education be
taught statewide. Parents would decide which type their kids would
receive.

Wake County Human Services medical director Dr. Peter Morris said he hopes the proposal would lead to fewer unintended pregnancies and

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