The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

U.S. News

Mississippi: Greenwood Schools to Teach Abstinence-Plus Sex Education

April 13, 2012

The Greenwood Public Schools board voted Tuesday to adopt an abstinence-plus approach for sex education classes beginning in the fall, according to a report in the Greenwood Commonwealth. Boys and girls will receive the lessons separately in grades seven through 12, said Superintendent Margie Pulley, and parents will decide whether their children participate. A state law requires that each school district choose an abstinence-only or abstinence-plus curriculum to offer starting with the 2012-13 academic year.

Back to other news for April 2012

Adapted from:
Associated Press

This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
See Also
Quiz: Are You at Risk for HIV?
10 Common Fears About HIV Transmission
Abstinence Programs

No comments have been made.

Add Your Comment:
(Please note: Your name and comment will be public, and may even show up in
Internet search results. Be careful when providing personal information! Before
adding your comment, please read's Comment Policy.)

Your Name:

Your Location:

(ex: San Francisco, CA)

Your Comment:

Characters remaining:


The content on this page is free of advertiser influence and was produced by our editorial team. See our advertising policy.