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Senator Lautenberg Reintroduces Bill to Expand Comprehensive Sex Education in Schools

February 22, 2013

US Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) are sponsoring the "Real Education for Healthy Youth Act," a bill aimed to broaden US school and college sex education programming to be comprehensive instead of limited to abstinence-only programs.

Lautenberg declared that sex education that teaches about contraception in addition to abstinence-based education has been successful in reducing the number of teen sex partners, delaying the onset of sex, and increasing teen contraceptive use. Comprehensive sexual education programs also have been effective in lowering unintended

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