“We should have age-appropriate sex education that includes information about contraception.” – Barack Obama
While that statement seems very obvious, it addresses a serious problem with sex educations in the U.S. When Obama speaks of LGBT issues, same sex marriage, sex education, gays in the military and HIV/AIDS prevention, he simply sounds like he believes in and understands the issue he is talking about. I can’t contribute to Obama’s campaign but like many other foreigners who winds up affected by U.S. politics, I just thought I would point this out.
Building an understanding of these complex issues often starts in Sex Ed.
For more information on the dire state of Sex Ed in the U.S. I highly recommend Violet Blue’s conference for Google EngEDU: Abstinence does not make the heart grow fonder.