Funders: Center for Mississippi Health Policy.
Background: The implementation of sex-related education remains controversial in Mississippi and other politically conservative states. This research examined parental opinions of education implementation through randomized survey samples. The results indicated that a majority of surveyed parents endorsed age-appropriate sex-related education.
McKee, C., Ragsdale, K., & Southward, L.H. (2014). What do parents in Mississippi really think about sex education in school? Results of a state-wide survey. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice, 7(1), 97-119. [Special Issue: Sexual Health among Heterosexual People of Color across the Lifespan].
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