Sex Education Gets Directly to Youths, Via Text
January 5, 2012
In response to shrinking budgets and competing academic needs, some health organizations and school districts are developing websites and texting services to address sex education for youths.
"When we ask young people what is the No. 1 way they learn about sex, they say, 'We Google it,'" said Deb Levine, executive director of Oakland, California-based ISIS Inc., which administers texting services and checks content for medical accuracy. "But most of the time, the best information is not coming up in those searches." Levine hosts Sex::Tech, a conference about sexual health programs for youths.
New York Times
12.31.2011; Jan Hoffman
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