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Wake Parents Speak Out On Proposed Changes To Sex Ed Curriculum

Posted October 22, 2002 7:24 a.m. EDT

— Hundreds of people packed Millbrook High School Monday evening to speak out on proposed changes to the school system's sexual education curriculum.

The Wake County School Board is considering whether to keep its abstinence-only policy or expand it to cover topics such as contraceptives and sexually-transmitted diseases.

Those wanting a change said the school system needs to be realistic about teenagers and give them the information they need to protect themselves.

Opponents said a change would encourage teens to have sex.

The school board is expected to make a decision Nov. 5.