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Sex Education in the Schools


Douglas Kirby, Ph.D., Director of Research, ETR Associates examines the effectiveness of sex education programs in American junior and senior high schools. Educators, health experts and others debate on the focus of the curriculum and consider the role families and the government play in designing these courses. This publication was produced as part of an ongoing seminar series, jointly sponsored by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI), on “Sexuality and American Social Policy.” The series is co-sponsored by the Alan GuttmacherInstitute, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and The Population Council.

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