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The district's single-year contract with Health Connected totals ,600, which includes both elementary and middle school programs.(The high school sex ed is taught within the Living Skills class.) While concerned parents said they support sex education, they argue that specific elements of Health Connected's middle school materials are encouraging rather than preventing risky behaviors, such as underage drinking and sex, and encroach on deeply held family values.In response to parent concerns about the specific scenarios activity, Health Connected decided not to offer it at Jordan.Parents also took issue with the fact that Teen Talk asks students to define three types of sex — vaginal, oral and anal — as part of a lesson on abstinence.
Open communication with parents about these topics is emphasized throughout the program, as required by law, including with a two-day homework assignment in which students are sent home to conduct a "parent interview" from a set of questions on sexual health-related topics.Karlin-Resnick said this is included because the law requires any curriculum to explain all methods by which people can contract sexually transmitted infections and to be inclusive of all sexual orientations.Instruction must include, under the California Healthy Youth Act, information about "the manner in which HIV and other sexually transmitted infections are and are not transmitted, including information on the relative risk of infection according to specific behaviors, including sexual activities and injection drug use." Defining all three types of sex also expands the definition of abstinence, Karlin-Resnick said.The nonprofit said it has addressed all "minor modifications" identified through the review, which is posted on the Health Connected's website.Teen Talk uses interactive activities, group discussions and homework assignments in 12 sessions over the course of two to three weeks.