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The Sex Education Debates by Nancy Kendall

I reference this book quite a bit in my The Case for Sex Ed series, because it’s just that informative. Kendall did fieldwork in 5 U.S. states in order to understand how each school system implements federal, state, and local regulations about sex education. The results are fascinating, and Kendall’s ethnographic approach gives us a glimpse into how sex ed policies play out on the ground. While Kendall aims to approach the topic objectively, her findings guide her to condemn abstinence-only sex ed, because it does not and cannot serve the needs of the most vulnerable population: the students themselves. If you’re looking to understand how public school sex ed looks today, and what the main differences between abstinence-only and comprehensive sex ed are, this is the book to read. It’s not too bad with the academic jargon, either.

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Jeana Jorgensen

FOXY FOLKORIST Studied folklore under Alan Dundes at the University of California, Berkeley, and went on to earn her PhD in folklore from Indiana University. She researches gender and sexuality in fairy...