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Talk About Sex: The Battles over Sex Education in the United States

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 11 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:627
  1. Petra M Boynton (

    Sex education is a vital issue for any country, but within nations there are divisions over how it should be delivered. As a psychologist specialising in research on sex and relationship education in the United Kingdom, I was interested to see how a similar Western country (the United States) managed.

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    Janice M Irvine

    University of California Press, £16.95/$24.95, pp 282 ISBN 0 520 23503 7

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    Janice Irvine details the struggle between the Christian religious right and liberal sex educators (primarily SIECUS—the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United …

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