November 11, 2011

Comprehensive Sex Ed Bill Introduced in House and Senate | Tiny Nibbles {featured news}

On November 1, a comprehensive sex education bill was introduced in the US House and Senate. Writes sex columnist Violet Blue at Tiny Nibbles: "it is not at all what I expected. It’s exactly what I’ve always hoped for."
It is the singlemost important piece of legislation for the public health sector in regard to preventing unintended pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, sexual abuse, dating violence, bullying, fostering healthy relationships, and providing accurate sexual health information. It would -finally- disallow the US government to spend money on or promote programs that withhold information about HIV, are medically inaccurate or proven ineffective, promote gender stereotypes, are insensitive and unresponsive to the needs of sexually active or LGBT youth, or are inconsistent with ethical imperatives of medicine and public health. (This is the current state of affairs.)
Use this link to send your representatives a letter telling them to support HR 3324 – Healthy Youth Act. Please, please, please spread the word.
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