The Center for Inquiry Advises President Obama and Congressional Leaders on Future of Sex Education

September 25, 2009

In a sign-on letter dated June 16, 2009, the Center for Inquiry, in conjunction with many other nonprofit organizations, offered the following suggestions for the President’s Fiscal Year 2010 Budget in regards to the future direction of this country’s sex education:

1)      Inclusive language that supports HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infection programs in addition to teen pregnancy prevention. 

2)      Specific and strategic investment in schools and school-based programs as a complement to already stated support for community-based programs.

3)     Diversified investments among multiple existing government agencies that can work in communities as well as schools, particularly at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.