Churches Employ Variety of Sexual Education Programs in Curricula, Washington Post Reports
The Washington Post yesterday examined the growing number of churches and synagogues that are including sex education in their religious instruction curricula. While abstinence from sex is a "staple" in most faith-based sex education courses, many programs offer information on a wide variety of other topics. Some programs offer information on homosexuality, sexually transmitted diseases, masturbation and oral sex, while others, such as the Southern Baptist Convention's "True Love Waits," require participants to pledge to abstain from sexual activity until marriage (Murphy, Washington Post, 4/6). The complete article is available online.This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.