The Word ‘Sex’ Removed from Government Documents About Sex Ed
In New Delhi, India, the government has requested that the word “sex” and its derivatives (such as “sexual health”) be removed from a policy document on sex education for teens so as to avoid offending people.
Activists Sue Utah State Board of Education Over Sex Ed Curriculum
In Utah, LGBT activists are suing the state’s Board of Education in order to strike down a state law that bans so-called “advocacy of homosexuality” in the classroom. The lawsuit says the 2001 measure aimed at sexual education classes has been broadly interpreted and discriminates against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students.
South Carolina School Board Vetoes Part of Sex Ed Curriculum
South Carolina’s Charleston County School Board rejected a proposal that would have allowed seventh and eighth graders to learn pregnancy prevention techniques as long they had their parents’ permission. While Board members unanimously approved the use of a revised edition of Making a Difference!, an abstinence-based sex education program that district schools have been using for years, they decided to eliminate an appendix from the curriculum that included role-playing games on AIDS, HIV and abstinence; described several types of contraceptives; and mentioned bisexuality and a lesbian relationship.