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Chicago Schools Will Begin Teaching Sex Education in Kindergarten – Is this Ok? [POLL]

How old were you when you learned about the facts of life? If you live in Chicago, the answer soon will be five as the Chicago Board of Education passed a new policy that mandates a set amount of time be spent on sex education in every grade including kindergarten.

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Under the new policy, the kindergartners — will learn the basics about anatomy, reproduction, healthy relationships and personal safety. Through the third grade, the sex-ed lessons will focus on the family, feelings and appropriate and inappropriate touching.

 

In the fourth grade, students will start learning about puberty, and HIV.  Discussions will emphasize that the virus cannot be transmitted through everyday contact such as shaking hands or sharing food.

 

Then from grades 5-12,  the emphasis will be on reproduction, the transmission and prevention of HIV/AIDS, and other sexually-transmitted diseases, bullying and contraception, including abstinence.  Sexual orientation and gender identity will also be covered.

 

Parents or guardians of students can opt out of the sexual health education program if they so choose. Would you? Please take our poll

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