Sex Education

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A retired teacher is sponsoring a bill that would require that sex education classes be based on information from doctors, health services and public health departments.

The bill by Democratic Representative Nancy Todd is scheduled Monday in the House Education Committee. The proposal by the Aurora lawmaker would urge teachers NOT to promote religious values in the courses.

But Todd says the bill would NOT bar discussion of moral and religious issues bound to come up. She worries that kids are getting bad information about sex from music, movies and other media.

The bill would encourage parental involvement, emphasize abstinence and warn of the danger of sexually transmitted diseases.

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