Abstinence Based Sex Education

Stoneham Selectwoman Caroline Colarusso in The Stoneham Independent Dec 26, 2018, submitted an interesting article concerning “Abstinence Based Sex Education.” It briefly stated that the Commonwealth of Mass Dept. of Public Health has been awarded a federal grant of $808,000 to teach teenagers to abstain from sex before marriage.* Applicants need to emphasize healthy relationships, contraception, and disease prevention but strongly include the benefits of avoiding sex until marriage. Also, this article states the rights of parents when it comes to teaching of sex education to their children.