Decision on sex-ed programs expected soon

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A Beaufort County panel will make a decision February 23 on which of the two sex-ed programs will be implemented into the schools' curriculum.

In an effort to decrease unintentional teenage pregnancies and encourage young people in the area to make "safer choices," the committee has taken up the issue and plans to decide on a specific course of action before they formally submit a recommendation to the County's education committee on March 1.

According to the Bluffton Today, from 2004 to 2007 teen pregnancies in the county have increased 13%, despite state-wide teen preganancy rates dropping just over 1%.

To read Bluffton Today's full article, check it out here.

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