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Teen Pregnancy Legislation Update

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Olympia -- The Healthy Youth Act is gaining momentum in Olympia.  The bill would ensure that when teens get sex education in schools, they learn about both abstinence and other methods of preventing pregnancy and STDs, such as contraceptives.

The bill, which is backed by Planned Parenthood of Central Washington, has passed out of the House Health Care and Wellness Committee and a Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee.  A vote in the Senate Education Committee has yet to be scheduled.