Are Parents in Favor or against School-Based Sexuality Education? A Report from the Midwest

Rhonda K. Lewis, Adrienne Paine-Andrews, Carolyn Custard, Mary Stauffer, Kari Harris, Jacqueline Fisher

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Abstract

A telephone survey was conducted in a midsized city in the Midwest to assess community members' opinions about sexuality education being taught in school. Out of 566 people who were called, 350 completed the survey (61% response rate). The results showed that community members were supportive (91%) of sexuality education being taught in school. Other findings suggest that community members were helpful to the researchers by identifying the most appropriate time when sexuality education should begin and in which class sexuality education should be taught. The information from this survey has important implications that help health educators design age-appropriate sex education curriculum that fit community needs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-161
Number of pages7
JournalHealth Promotion Practice
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2001

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