Baltimore City Wants to Improve Sex Ed

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Baltimore's new health commissioner
Dr. Leana Wen

Baltimore City got federal money for sex ed, according to the City Health Department.

The $8.5 million grant will fund reproductive “comprehensive reproductive health curriculum” in middle schools, high schools, and Title X clinics. Specifically, it’s designed to target areas where teen pregnancy is higher.

“We know unintended teen pregnancy and parenting is the number one reason that young women do not complete high school, which often results in a continued cycle of poverty, unemployment, and worse health for the mother and child,” said Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen.  “That is why one of Baltimore’s top public health priorities is reducing teen pregnancy through comprehensive education for our youth.” 

Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.

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