October 14, 2010 (DES MOINES, IA) – A statewide poll recently released by Anzalone Liszt Research shows Iowa voters are overwhelmingly supportive of comprehensive, fact-based, sexual education programs. The majority of voters believe young people should be educated on ways to protect themselves from unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections. Most favor a curriculum that includes information about birth control, contraceptives and ways to prevent STI’s.
“Iowans understand the importance of all forms of education, and its impact on future generations. Providing comprehensive, age-appropriate sexuality education gives our young people the tools needed to make healthy, responsible decisions. Education is the way we can come together as a state to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections and prevent unintended pregnancies,” says Planned Parenthood of the Heartland CEO Jill June.
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland has been a premier provider of comprehensive sexual education in Iowa. In 2009, PP Heartland educators worked with more than 13- thousand kids throughout Iowa, reducing the spread of STI’s and contributing to the health and safety of all Iowans.
Click here to see Iowa's Statewide Polling Summary.
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland has served women and men of all ages in the Heartland since the mid-1930s. Today the agency offers a full range of quality reproductive health care services to residents in Nebraska, 86 Iowa counties and three counties in Illinois through 23 medical centers and Education and Resource Centers located in Des Moines, Lincoln and Omaha.
Shelby Cloke - Public Relations Manager
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October 14, 2010