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12 Legislators discuss a bill that would prohibit the teaching or discussion of information that promotes sexual practices that are not lawful in North Carolina. All 12 support the bill and were asked whether they committed a felony under the bill they currently support. When asked, most became angry and said sex was a private matter. The bill would make sex and sex education a public issue.
In recent decades, North Carolina has experienced teen pregnancy rates higher than the national average. This study examined differences in the level of reported sexual activity, parental communication, and knowledge and attitudes about birth control and sexuality among selected groups of middle and high school students.