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Illinois: Comprehensive Sex Education Measure Advances

March 25, 2011

The state Senate Public Health Committee on March 15 approved a comprehensive sex education measure sponsored by Sen. Heather Steans (D-Chicago). SB 1619 would require that sex education, while emphasizing abstinence, be evidence-based, age-appropriate, and include information on contraception. Steans said the measure "is intended to reduce unintended pregnancies as well as [STDs] and HIV infection in our teenage population by addressing sexual education from a comprehensive approach."

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Adapted from:
Windy City Times (Chicago)

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.
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