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Challenges facing modern-day sex ed curriculum

Posted at 12:54 PM, Apr 12, 2018

Thursday night, Millard parents will have the opportunity to inspect materials as part of the district's new sex education curriculum. 

The Millard plan is still "pro abstinence," which differs from OPS' controversial 2016 plan that discusses abortion, sexual orientation and gender identity. 

Brenda Council with the Women's Fund of Omaha says sex education can be dicey and awkward and she isn't thrilled about the pro abstinence plans MPS embraces, but she does agree a dialogue needs get going at a young age. 

"How early do you start? Well, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends parents begin talking to their young people about sexual health," she said.