District's Kindergarten Sex-Ed Plan Spawns Uproar

Montana district battles blowback
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 14, 2010 10:15 AM CDT
District's Kindergarten Sex-Ed Plan Spawns Uproar
Under the district's plan, young kids would learn medically accurate names for their genitalia.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Parents flooded into a Montana school board meeting last night to give their two cents—some for, some against—on a new proposed sex-ed program that would bring the birds and the bees into kindergarten. Young kids would be taught the proper medical terms for “private parts” like "nipple, breast, penis, scrotum, and uterus," Fox News explains. In first grade, they’ll learn that sex can occur between two men, and by age 10 they’ll learn that intercourse can occur vaginally, orally, or anally.

Some parents were in favor of the proposal, the Helena Independent Record reports. “To bury our heads in the sand is to fail our children,” said one expecting father. But two middle school-aged girls argued that abstinence education would work better, and one mother complained that Planned Parenthood had helped draft the document. “Why are we allowing Planned Parenthood to help with this,” she demanded, “when they stand to profit from these people who will be their future clients?” (Read more sex education stories.)

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