Lawmakers Tackle Sex Education with Proposed Bill

Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- Lawmakers say some schools across our state are not following the rules when it comes to health and sex education.

Several have signed on to a bill to make sure middle and high schools are following the current standards that are already in place.

Part of the concern is incorrect or skipped medical information and abstinence only programs. Another issue is teachers instructing health and sex education courses without the proper training.

"The issue and concerns for many across the state is those standards are simply just not being followed, and what's on the books is not being taught. We want to make sure we get the very best instructors, and they get the medically correct information," said Rep. James Smith.

Lawmakers say giving students accurate information can curb cases of teenage pregnancy and diseases.


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