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Sex Education in Texas Classrooms

Texas state lawmakers are looking to overhaul sex education in the classroom.

Right now the state does not require public schools to teach sex education.

But, the legislation filed Wednesday would require schools to include information about contraceptives that can prevent sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy.

Also, schools would have to emphasize the importance of abstinence as the only foolproof way to avoid disease and pregnancy.

One of the bills authors says focusing on the abstinence-until-marriage approach is "folly."

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