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Old 12-12-2010, 05:36 PM
 
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As in, what year or era? In the US?
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Old 12-12-2010, 05:44 PM
 
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As in, what year or era? In the US?
I graduated from high school in 1977 and it was part of our curriculum.
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Old 12-12-2010, 05:59 PM
 
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I graduated from high school in 1977 and it was part of our curriculum.
Hi, Thanks for your response.

Do you know if it was taught before your graduation year? Like some years ahead...
I'm guessing it took into effect after the sexual revolution. But I dont haven't read enough info to back it up.

Other sites say 1973 and some say sex ed was never been fully developed in the west.
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Old 12-12-2010, 06:06 PM
 
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Hi, Thanks for your response.

Do you know if it was taught before your graduation year? Like some years ahead...
I'm guessing it took into effect after the sexual revolution. But I dont haven't read enough info to back it up.

Other sites say 1973 and some say sex ed was never been fully developed in the west.
Actually, it was taught in biology in 9th grade so that would be 1973. It wasn't that big of a deal as we just watched a film on reproduction, STD's and birth control. It wasn't like they passed out condoms or even told us how to use them. It was very matter of fact and presented from a scientific point of view.
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Old 12-12-2010, 06:37 PM
 
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We had it when I was in 5th grade-so mid 1970's.
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Old 12-12-2010, 09:54 PM
 
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This Newsweek article has some interesting tidbits, and claims that Chicago was the first school to formally teach sex ed in its schools (in 1913):

A Brief History of Sex Ed in America - Newsweek
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Old 12-12-2010, 10:08 PM
 
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Interestingly, when I went to school, sex education was simply the study of the reproductive system in biology and some separate but equal classes for boys and girls in the health education component of our gym classes in junior high. This was in the late 1950s and early 1960s in New York State.
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Old 12-13-2010, 04:12 PM
 
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Interestingly, when I went to school, sex education was simply the study of the reproductive system in biology and some separate but equal classes for boys and girls in the health education component of our gym classes in junior high. This was in the late 1950s and early 1960s in New York State.
Even now its kinda like that. We learn about it under the "biology or health" subject. They never just call it sex ed. Only when I got to college, the course name was more descriptive.

Thank you for your response.
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Old 12-13-2010, 04:33 PM
 
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I graduated from high school in 1977 and it was part of our curriculum.
I graduated in 1982 and we started sex ed in 4th grade (around 1975/6). In elementary school girls and boys were separated. In junior high/high school it was part of the health class and we learned in coed classes. We had a unit on human sexuality in health. We learned about reproduction, STD, and contraception.

We had a general unit on sexual reproduction in mammals in our Biology class but that was not specifically human reproduction.
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Old 12-14-2010, 03:40 PM
 
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Anaheim, CA taught Sex Ed beginning in 1965.

Google Sex Education, Anaheim and SIECUS for more information. It was tremendously controversial and made national headlines. The peak of the controversy hit in 1968.

The Anaheim City School District instituted it. The class was called Family Life and Sex Education. It began at the Junior High School level. (Grades 7-9)
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