Healthy Teens Connecticut supports legislation requiring a graduation requirement of one credit in health education, including developmentally-appropriate comprehensive sexuality education. According to a recent poll conducted by Lake Research, 83% of Connecticut voters agree that with mounting pressure on teens, sex education that includes abstinence and birth control can't be put off.  What is comprehensive sex education?

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educators Educators

Help young people get the best information to make responsible choices about sex.

policymakers Policymakers

Support programs that provide age appropriate sex education to students and programs that train teachers or educate parents on providing sexuality education to their children.

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Latest News

STD a Crisis NL and Groton Cannot Ignore
The Day, March 9, 2010

Abstinence-Only Sex Education Doesn't Work
The Hartford Courant, February 25, 2009

Sex Ed 101: The WSJ Weighs In on Abstinence Pledges
Columbia Journalism Review, January 7, 2009

Report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicating teen birthrates have risen significantly in 26 states
Centers fof Disease Control, January 7, 2009

Finding Common ground on how to best prevent teen pregnancies, January 7, 2009

Common ground in the battle over teen pregnancies in New London, January 5, 2009 (requires free registration to view)

Another study confirms virginity pledges don’t work
The Guttmacher Institute, December 30, 2008

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