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WOM-001: Age-Appropriate Reproductive Health Education

Age-Appropriate Reproductive Health Education: To better foster good reproductive health practices among the state’s citizens, the Wisconsin Medical Society believes:

  • While local school boards may select the particular program for their schools, age-appropriate reproductive health education should be a required part of all Wisconsin school curricula at all grade levels.
  • Because some adolescents are sexually active while others are not, programs need to address both postponing sex and using contraception.
  • That the appropriate state entity should perform a program evaluation of the various adolescent pregnancy prevention programs offered around the state, with sound methodology and long-term follow-up, so that programs offered to local school districts might be the most effective. (HOD, 0411)