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Sex Education in the Home

Sex education in the home is often talked about as a new concept, being portrayed by both conservative and liberal organizations as essential. Advocates of sex education in the home in the United States often cite need based on the proliferation of sexual activity by younger children or the abundance of sexual misinformation that is available-even though parents admit this observation is made intuitively and not from research reflecting sexual attitudes and behaviors. Although sex education in the home is wide reaching and can apply to adults and children, the phrase is often interpreted as meaning sex education from parents to children. Other than parents, children and adults have many other options for sex education in the home: traditional media outlets such as ...

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