Press Release

Embargoed for release: Thursday, August 10, 2000
Contacts: Nancy Nelson, MOAPPP, 651-644-1447, 800-657-3697 (Greater MN)

9 of 10 Minnesotans Support Sexuality Education In Schools

(Saint Paul) Today, the Minnesota Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Prevention and Parenting (MOAPPP) released a landmark survey showing that an overwhelming majority of Minnesotans support sexuality education for high school students that includes information about both abstinence and contraception.

The survey’s key findings are:

"The results of this poll clearly show that Minnesotans want sexuality education taught in their schools," says Nancy Nelson, MOAPPP Executive Director. "Minnesotans understand that young people need information about abstinence and contraception and that sex education does not encourage young people to have sex."

MOAPPP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization founded in 1991 to strengthen the policies and programs related to adolescent pregnancy, prevention and parenting in Minnesota. MOAPPP is the statewide leader in pregnancy prevention advocacy, information exchange and awareness.

 

Minnesota Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Prevention and Parenting
1619 Dayton Avenue, Suite 111, St. Paul, MN 55104 · (651) 644-1447, fax (651) 644-1417
moappp@moappp.org; www.moappp.org