Tennessee Bill Would Call Kissing & Hand-Holding “Gateway Sexual Activity” – Are We Teaching Kids the Wrong Thing?
An updated version of Tennesseesabstinence-based sex-ed bill would include warnings to students that kissing and hand-holding are gateway sexual activities and would also prohibit instructors from teaching about contraception.
In a new family life instructions bill, holding hands and kissing could be considered gateways to sex. Planned Parenthood said that allowing state government to define local sex education curriculum could backfire.
According to a 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Study, 61 percent of Memphis City high school students and 27 percent of middle school students have had sex. Thats higher than the national average.
Planned Parenthood said these numbers are why a new sex education bill promoting abstinence is not realistic.
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