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September 11, 1948

Sex Education: A Guide for Parents, Teachers and Youth Leaders

JAMA. 1948;138(2):162. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900020058030

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This is a British book from a British point of view, but it differs little from American productions on the subject except that it is much more lengthy and contains a great deal of argumentation in favor of what is generally taken for granted in the United States; namely, the necessity for teaching about sex, the desirability of doing so in the home, and the advisability for having the school take over responsibilities which belong to the home but are not accepted or properly discharged in the home. The book is well written and comprehensive and should be a useful reference book and may even be used as a textbook at the college or perhaps twelfth grade level. There is a special preface for the American edition. The work proper consists of an introductory chapter which poses the problems, followed by chapters on the social setting, the parent's part, the

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