TITLE

Family Life Education Act would fund comprehensive sexuality education

PUB. DATE
November 2004
SOURCE
Contemporary Sexuality;Nov2004, Vol. 38 Issue 11, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that California Representative Barbara Lee is one of the sponsors of the Family Life Education Act (FLEA), which would reform an abstinence-until-marriage provision in the 1996 Welfare Reform Act to allow states to receive funding for both abstinence and comprehensive sexuality education, including contraception and HIV/AIDS education. Forty-nine states, except California, have accepted the funding, in many cases because of misinformation about what the abstinence-only-until-marriage programs require. California, in defense of comprehensive sex education, has rejected the funding. In another show of support for FLEA, the bi-partisan Pro-Choice Caucus, of which Lee is a member, incorporated the bill's provisions into the Putting Prevention First Act, a comprehensive prevention package that will help prevent unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases and will significantly reduce the number of abortions.
ACCESSION #
16170976

 

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