TITLE

Chapter 8: What Every Boy and Girl Should Know

AUTHOR(S)
Marcovitz, Hal
PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
Teens & Sex;2004, p27
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Instruction in social ethics and sexual hygiene must be introduced into the high schools. Most high school pupils are in their earlier period of adolescence. The need for instruction is at no period of life greater than at the threshold of adolescence. It is, therefore, a matter of greatest importance that instruction in social ethics and sexual hygiene be introduced into all the high schools of the United States at the earliest possible day. This was the opinion of Dr. Winfield Scott Hall, a professor of medicine. His proposal to teach sex education in the high schools was a radical notion. Today, sex education classes are largely coeducational and focus on biological, emotional, and practical issues. Few sex education teachers spend all their time entirely on sex education, but more than half of the people teaching sex education are full-time health teachers.
ACCESSION #
12182990

 

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