Texas: Hurst-Euless-Bedford Eighth-Grade Curriculum to Correct Condom Effectiveness Rate
January 22, 2009
Hurst-Euless-Bedford officials have updated the district's eighth-grade science curriculum to reflect accurate condom efficacy rates.
Ramos said a district review committee recently caught the inaccuracy, as well as several others. The district has been working on an addendum to cover all the problems, but it decided to include a short phrase now to correct the effectiveness rate.
The phrase states: "A latex condom has an 80-90 percent actual effectiveness rate because of improper use. The latex condom may have a higher effectiveness rate if used properly and consistently. The only way to have 100 percent effectiveness is to practice abstinence."
According to Ramos, a new curriculum could be approved by the school board in time for the 2009-10 school year.
Fort Worth Star Telegram
01.17.2009; Matt Frazier
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