...about what method of sex ed is appropriate appears to be the little question of whether "mandatory reporters" of likely cases of statutory rape are actually going to report them. As the great uncle of a little boy whose then-15-year-old mother was impregnated by an adult, I'd have to guess that the teen pregnancy rate would plummet if the older "boyfriends" of teen girls knew that the local DA would be glad to prosecute statutory rape.
I'd also guess that it would plunge still further if welfare authorities were serious about collecting child support from fathers.
Yes, what's taught in sex ed is important, but I dare suggest that teens and those who would sleep with them are listening more closely to the deafening silence from district attorneys, welfare caseworkers, and "mandatory reporters" in these matters.
Christmas Miscellany - We’re still hovering around Zero degrees in Minnesota. I heard a funny on NPR today… a weather person said, “It’s chilly today, but then we expected that.”...
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