Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Educating Adolescents

A new Texas state law requires that parenting and paternity awareness be included in the high school health curriculum by 2008-09.

"We saw that taking a preventive role would be very important," said Janece Rolfe, a spokeswoman with the attorney general's office. "We think it's certainly never too early for children to understand this."

So...what is it they will be learning: parenting or preventing parenting?

And, no mention at all about infertility anywhere in the curriculum. Concerns are mentioned about "children having children" but not about waiting until you're too old to have children. And what about the lifelong PAIN of loosing a child to adopting? Think THAT will be anywhere in the curriculum?

If you live in the lone star state, you may want to check this out. It might open the door of opportunity for speakers to address these classes.

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