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Books, Journals, New Media
August 20, 2003

Sex EducationSex Education

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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.

JAMA. 2003;290(7):962. doi:10.1001/jama.290.7.962-a

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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