Fla. district to offer sixth-graders more detailed info on contraception

02/14/2008 | Palm Beach Post (Fla.), The

Florida's Palm Beach County will begin teaching sixth-graders about contraceptives starting in April; a 2005 survey of high-schoolers in Florida suggested many teens are engaging in sex, with some saying they'd had intercourse, often unprotected, before the age of 13. Previously, the county's sex-ed curriculum for sixth-graders offered few details about contraception's role in preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.

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