UNF professor helps compile national standards for sex-ed teachers

Duval County public schools take what should be an effective approach to providing sex education to their students, says Elissa Barr, an associate professor of public health in the Brooks College of Health at the University of North Florida who is an expert on sex education. “The schools are approved to teach an evidence based program,” she said. “It promotes abstinence but includes information about contraceptives.” But despite that, the incidence of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and pregnancy among young people is high in Jacksonville, just as it is high across the country.
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