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NYers Want Sex Ed in Schools - And it Looks Like They Need It

Only two-thirds of high schoolers report using condoms at all.
 
 
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A few numbers for you: One in three New York City high school students are sexually active. One in five have had sex with four or more partners. Only two-thirds of high schoolers report using condoms at all. One in five sexually active high school girls report not using birth control the last time they had sex.

Seventy-seven percent of parents believe that sex education is required in New York schools.

They’re wrong. Sexual health education is not mandated in New York City or New York State, despite the fact that 85% of parents want it.

Thankfully, Planned Parenthood is trying to bridge that gap with a campaign to make sure that NYC students receive sexual health education. Head over there, check out their plan and help where you can.

Jill Filipovic is a New York-based freelance writer and a law student at NYU. More of her writing is available online at her blog, Feministe.

 
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