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Ill. schools must teach birth control in sex ed

CHICAGO | Students in Illinois public schools that teach sex education will now be taught about birth control and sexually transmitted diseases — not just abstinence.

August 17, 2013 9:26 am

Sex education should be taught at our school

Why don't we have sex education at our school? Many children are getting pregnant at a young age.

November 12, 2011 12:00 am

Offer abstinence-based comprehensive sex education

Having comprehensive sex education in schools can be very effective. Studies of abstinence-only education have shown its ineffectiveness to students.

November 12, 2011 12:00 am
Teen pregnancy glamorized, critics say

Teen pregnancy glamorized, critics say

Editor's note: This school year, The Times embarks on a project, the first of its kind in Northwest Indiana, to follow Calumet and Hammond high schools, which are on academic probation.

June 13, 2011 12:00 am
Valparaiso nonprofit reworks sex ed curriculum

Valparaiso nonprofit reworks sex ed curriculum

In a tight office in the back room of a Valparaiso nonprofit, two women and two men work on creating a curriculum for one of education's most controversial topics.

March 24, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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