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Watch John Oliver Humorously Explain the Importance of Sex Education

August 13, 2015

Watch comedian John Oliver provide a humorous but poignant take on how the lack of sex education and push for abstinence-only programs in the U.S. leaves young students feeling ashamed and ignorant when they do engage in sexual activity.

In this segment from HBO's Last Week Tonight, Oliver points out that the range of laws on sex education from state to state means that students across the country receive different levels of information, with some receiving incorrect information or messages of shame and fear.

Watch the video:

Warren Tong is the senior science editor for and

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