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Room A149

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Presentation

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EnACT

Start Date

1-5-2019 11:30 AM

End Date

1-5-2019 11:50 AM

Abstract

Across the US, reproductive health is neglected in mainstream health education and insurance for women of all ages.Though it’s easy to get stuck debating the morality of abortion, the legality has been indisputable since Roe v Wade. Abortion is extremely prevalent in society, as there are roughly 12 abortions for every 1,000 women between the ages of 15 and 44. Planned Parenthood caters to 2.4 million patients annually. With this importance of sexual health care in society, proper reproductive education is essential. However, only 13 states in the US require medically accurate information in their school sexual education programs. Major flaws such as this in sexual education poses a critical issue to society. By implementing sexual education programming at IMSA, we can counter the indifference to reproductive health in education. Giving access to full, comprehensive information on a wide range of health topics, including those typically thought to be unnecessary or too mature, will ensure that students know how to access the health care they need, and have the truly accurate information to know when issues arise.

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May 1st, 11:30 AM May 1st, 11:50 AM

Reproductive Rights Reformation

Room A149

Across the US, reproductive health is neglected in mainstream health education and insurance for women of all ages.Though it’s easy to get stuck debating the morality of abortion, the legality has been indisputable since Roe v Wade. Abortion is extremely prevalent in society, as there are roughly 12 abortions for every 1,000 women between the ages of 15 and 44. Planned Parenthood caters to 2.4 million patients annually. With this importance of sexual health care in society, proper reproductive education is essential. However, only 13 states in the US require medically accurate information in their school sexual education programs. Major flaws such as this in sexual education poses a critical issue to society. By implementing sexual education programming at IMSA, we can counter the indifference to reproductive health in education. Giving access to full, comprehensive information on a wide range of health topics, including those typically thought to be unnecessary or too mature, will ensure that students know how to access the health care they need, and have the truly accurate information to know when issues arise.

 

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