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Planned Parenthood: AAP Announcement Supporting Increased Teen Access to Sex Education, Condoms Is an Important Breakthrough

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) today released a policy statement supporting increased access to sex education and condoms in schools and health care settings. The policy statement, based on a careful review of the facts, strongly embraces sex education and family communication. It is available here.

“Doctors have spoken. Teens need greater access to condoms and sex education to reduce rates of sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancies,” said Leslie Kantor, Planned Parenthood Federation of America vice president of education.

“This a major step forward for getting more teens access to condoms and sex education,” said Kantor. “Some schools have been hesitant to provide young people with programs and access to condoms, and the pediatricians' strong, clear statement serves as an urgent call for policymakers, school administrators and parents to do everything they can to give teens what they need to stay healthy.”

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Planned Parenthood is the nation’s leading provider and advocate of high-quality, affordable health care for women, men, and young people, as well as the nation’s largest provider of sex education. With nearly 750 health centers across the country, Planned Parenthood organizations serve all patients with care and compassion, with respect and without judgment. Through health centers, programs in schools and communities, and online resources, Planned Parenthood is a trusted source of reliable health information that allows people to make informed health decisions. We do all this because we care passionately about helping people lead healthier lives.

 



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Published: 10.28.13

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