Sample Letters to the Editor on Sexuality Education

Letter 1: School Board Considering Sexuality Education

Local Paper Name
123 Central Street
Anytown, ST 12345

Date

Dear Editor:

The local school board is currently considering sexuality education in our public schools. As a faith leader, I believe that providing young people with sexuality education is a moral issue. Young people need medically accurate information about sexuality. Without it, they turn to less reliable sources of information, such as the media and friends, which puts them at unnecessary risk of disease and unintended pregnancy.

Comprehensive sexuality education not only teaches young people about anatomy, pregnancy, and disease prevention, but it also prepares them for healthy relationships, dating, marriage, and parenting. All young people deserve sexuality education that respects and empowers them to be responsible and discerning in their decision-making. Research shows that teaching both abstinence and contraception is the most effective sexuality education for young people. Youth who receive comprehensive sexuality education are more likely to delay mature sexual behaviors and use protection correctly and consistently if they do become sexually active. Our young people deserve open and honest education.

Sincerely,

[Your Name (Rabbi, Rev. etc)
Your Congregation]


Letter 2: School Board Voting on Abstinence-Only Education

Local Paper Name
123 Central Street
Anytown, ST 12345

Date

Dear Editor:

I applaud your editorial Title (e.g.“Comprehensive Sexuality Education is Vital”) (Date). It succinctly demonstrates how the school district’s choice to support abstinence-only-until-marriage programs can be harmful to our community’s young people.

As a faith leader, I believe that providing young people with sexuality education is a moral issue. Abstinence-only programs do not provide accurate information about preventing unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, and therefore put young people at unnecessary risk by withholding life-saving information. All young people deserve sexuality education that respects and empowers them to be responsible and discerning in their decision-making. Research shows that teaching both abstinence and contraception is the most effective sexuality education for young people. Youth who receive comprehensive sexuality education are more likely to delay mature sexual behaviors and use protection correctly and consistently if they do become sexually active. Our young people deserve open and honest education.

Sincerely,

Your Name (Rabbi, Rev. etc)
Your Congregation


Letter 3: School Board Voting on Comprehensive Sexuality Education

Local Paper Name
123 Central Street
Anytown, ST 12345

Date

Dear Editor:

This month the school board will be voting on comprehensive sexuality education standards for our school district. As a faith leader, I believe that providing young people with sexuality education is a moral issue. Young people need medically accurate information about sexuality. Without it, they turn to less reliable sources of information, such as the media and friends, which puts them at unnecessary risk of disease and unintended pregnancy.

Comprehensive sexuality education not only teaches young people about anatomy, pregnancy, and disease prevention, but it also prepares them for healthy relationships, dating, marriage, and parenting. All young people deserve sexuality education that respects and empowers them to be responsible and discerning in their decision-making. Research shows that teaching both abstinence and contraception is the most effective sexuality education for young people. Youth who receive comprehensive sexuality education are more likely to delay mature sexual behaviors and use protection correctly and consistently if they do become sexually active. Our young people deserve open and honest education.

Sincerely,

Your Name (Rabbi, Rev. etc)
Your Congregation

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