Sex Education in Nevada
How do we learn about sex in Nevada's schools? The school district has a set curriculum it gives to teachers and nurses. But some groups say that isn't enough - Planned Parenthood isn't allowed to go into classrooms and teach teens. Another group is turning to local pastors to educate young people in church. How do we teach our kids about sex? How much should they know? Does education increase or decrease the risks of pregnancy and STDs? Do our kids not know enough... or more than we think? And how much of that is correct? Are you a teen or parent - what do you think about sex ed? We want to hear from you.
Laura Deitsch, Education Program Mgr, Planned Parenthood of Southern Nevada Michael Flores, youth-led nonprofit TRENDZ (Taking Responsibility and Education into New Directions)
Pam Caylor, Dir, First Choice Pregnancy Services
Jordan, high school student & Planned Parenthood youth group member
Kathi Thomas-Gibson, Outreach Coordinator, Office of Housing and Neighborhood Services for the City of the North Las Vegas
Andrea Sundberg, Exec Dir, Nevada Coalition Against Sexual Violence