Abstinence Advocate Gets High Post at HHS

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Valerie Huber, a tireless champion of sexual risk avoidance education for teens, has been appointed as Chief of Staff to the Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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New Battle Looming Over Sex Ed Funding

The war between supporters of comprehensive sex education programs and abstinence education are gearing up for a new battle as a proposed House bill threatens to slash funding for “safe sex” programs and divert half of the money to abstinence education.

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Abstinence Educators Request Meeting With President-Elect Obama

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Writer

The National Abstinence Education Association (NAEA) sent a letter to President-elect Barack Obama asking him to continue abstinence education funding. The letter is signed by more 500 people, including physicians, educators and parents, as well as members of community organizations, health departments and youth-empowerment agencies.

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