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New Report: Memphis Teens Desperate for Sex Education; Parents, Teachers Lack Resources, Guidance to Protect Teens’ Health

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SisterReach posted the story “New Report: Memphis Teens Desperate for Sex Education; Parents, Teachers Lack Resources, Guidance to Protect Teens’ Health”.

Focus groups reveal that 90 percent of Memphis teens don’t believe they have the information they need to be fully educated about sexuality, and parents overwhelmingly feel uncomfortable discussing it.

Memphis teens overwhelmingly said they don’t believe they have been given all of the information they need to be fully educated about their bodies or sexual choices, and parents and teachers are unprepared to provide it, according to a new report by local reproductive justice organization, SisterReach.

Our Voices and Experiences Matter” examines the results of a series of focus groups on sexual and reproductive health education with youth, parents and teachers working and living in marginalized communities in Memphis. The report predominantly features the voices of African-Americans, who represent the majority population in the city and who face the highest rates of health disparities in Tennessee.

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