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Survey Suggests Support for Sex Ed in Schools

By Alabama Public Radio

Auburn, AL – A new survey suggests most Alabamians approve of some form of sex education for middle and high school students. More than 95 percent of those polled supported educating students about sexually transmitted diseases, abstinence, rape prevention and reporting rape. Eighty-six percent supported sex education that included information about contraceptives. Seventy-two percent supported giving students neutral information about homosexuality. But most of those surveyed also said parental permission should be obtained before students are shown such materials. Seventy-five percent said a parent's permission should be required for sex education classes.

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