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State Senate Passes Sex Education Bill

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Yakima, WA - Medically accurate sex education would be mandatory in public schools that choose to teach sex education under a measure that passed the state senate last night.  After more than three hours of debate, the bill was approved on a 30 to 19 vote and now heads to the house.  Under the bill, schools that discuss abstinence with students, would also have to teach them about the use of contraceptives.  Opponents say it take power away form schools, but its supports think that it's a much needed measure.  Yakima county is the second highest county in the state in pregnancy for women age fifteen to nineteen. About nine out of every one hundred women of that age will become pregnant.