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Today on Your Call: What should sex education look like? And where should it happen?

Feb 15, 2012

On today's next Your Call we’ll talk about how and where young people are getting educated about sexual health.  Under California law sex education must be comprehensive, science-based and free of bias.  California is one of the only states that doesn’t take federal funds to teach abstinence-only.  So what do you think sex education should like in schools?  Join us at 10 or email  What resources are available to educators and parents?  It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.


Renee Walker, founder of Bay Area Communities for Health Education

Phyllida Burlingame, the sex education policy director for the ACLU of Northern California

Loretta Ross, founding member and national coordinator of SisterSong in Atlanta, Georgia 



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Sex and HIV education

Facts on American Teens’ Sources of Information About Sex


Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice

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