Sex, Kids and Politics: Health Services in Schools

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Rates of pregnancy, drugs use, and sexually transmitted disease continue to rise among teens and pre-teens. Yet, sex and health education remains an explosive issue for our public schools. Tensions flare regarding how frank and open discussions of human sexuality should be and what kinds of health information students needs. Sex, Kids, and Politics: Health Services in Schools examines the practical, cultural, and political implications of placing health service programs in public schools. Catherine Emihovich and Carolyn D. Herrington cut through the often divisive rhetoric on the topic as they detail three cases of schools districts whose responses to children's health needs are diverse, and whose effects on teens' lives are compelling. These districts are all in Florida, where a highly controversial, state-wide initiative for health services in schools recently went into effect.

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Catherine Emihovich is Associate Professor of Educational Psychology and Director of the Buffalo Research Institute on Education for Teaching at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

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