Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet
S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University
of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.
The controversy over sex education in the public schools has prompted
an ongoing national dialogue that can be passionate, charged, and acrimonious.
Often lost in the debate is the longevity of the battle in which adherents
on both sides have labored. While many may perceive this issue to be topical,
perhaps as a collateral issue associated with the emergence of the human immunodeficiency
virus epidemic, it is interesting to note how entrenched this debate has been
in US society, with its interplay of politics, religion, and sex.
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