Whose Responsibility? The Politics of Sex Education Policy in the United States

  title={Whose Responsibility? The Politics of Sex Education Policy in the United States},
  author={Jocelyn M. Boryczka},
  journal={Politics \& Gender},
  pages={185 - 210}
Whose responsibility is it—that of the individual, society, or both—to meet the needs of citizens and to what degree, how, when, and why? This article investigates this set of inquiries by examining the ongoing debate over sex education in the United States between advocates for the abstinence-only and the comprehensive approaches, conveyed here through their curricula. The debate reflects a broader ideological struggle over how a democratic political community distributes moral responsibility… 

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