Thursday, October 04, 2007

Novel thought: Medically Accurate Sex Ed in NYC Schools

My experiences working with girls in NYC from middle school on up has been quite an education (and lots of fun!) in more ways than I could imagine. But I've been shocked at how little accurate information gets to youth (girls and boys) about their bodies and sex ed. It appalls me that we live in a time where we need to qualify the term sex ed with the qualifiers "age-appropriate medically accurate." This should be a given. Come out and make sure that students get good info in New York. Thanks to Jen for the announcement-- Patti

School-based Health Centers = A Healthy Choice

Join Senator Velmanette Montgomery

Wed., October 10, 2007 at 4:00pm
at the Downtown Brooklyn Campus at LIU

to learn how YOU can help bring age-appropriate, medically accurate sex education to NYC schools AND increase state funding for school-based
health centers statewide.

In the wake of the State Health Department's rejection of federal money for abstinence-only programs, we must act now to ensure that $2.6 million in state funding, which was once used to supplement these programs, be re-directed to support real sex education that can saves lives.

The event will begin at 4 p.m. in the Campus courtyard located between the Cyber Cafe and the Library Learning Center underpass.
Enter at DeKalb Avenue and Hudson Avenue.

LIU Downtown Brooklyn Campus is accessible by the
4/5 or 2/3 trains to Nevins Street
B, M, Q or R to DeKalb Avenue
A, C or G trains to Hoyt Schemerhorn Station

For more information, call 718-643-6140 or email

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