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Statesman: Wilder Went Too Far w/Sex Ed

Idaho high school teachers should educate teens on the consequences of having sex, but stop short of helping them obtain birth control. Teens have sex. One survey reports more than half of the teens in our country admit to being sexually active while in high school. These kids deserve and need health care information about pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. … Which brings us to Wilder. Wilder School District officials are wisely concerned about what they call an epidemic of teen pregnancies. But a School District nurse went too far, taking at least four female students to the Southwest District Health Department to receive a contraceptive shot called Depo-Provera, which provides about three months of protection against pregnancy/Idaho Statesman. More here

Question: How far should a public school go in providing sex education/birth control to students?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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