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Sex ed curriculum gets final OK in NC Legislature

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RALEIGH — The Legislature has given its final approval to changes in North Carolina’s sex education curriculum in public schools for young teenagers.

The House narrowly agreed Thursday to the Senate version of the bill, which explains how all school systems must teach sex education in grades seven through nine. Gov. Beverly Perdue is
expected to sign the bill into law.

All districts will have to teach an abstinence-until-marriage curriculum. But they’ll also have to provide information on contraceptives to prevent pregnancy and disease. Parents will be able to keep the children out of class when the more detailed information is taught.

Rep. Susan Fisher of Buncombe County said the bill still gives parents a choice in deciding what kind of sex education their children will receive.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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The Legislature has given its final approval to changes in North Carolina’s sex education curriculum in public schools for young teenagers.

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