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Bill would allow survey on teen sex risk behavior

3 years 2 weeks 2 days ago May 13, 2014 May 13, 2014 Tuesday, May 13 2014 May 13, 2014 2:50 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Lauren Langlois

BATON ROUGE - A measure to allow the state education department to survey students on sex-related risk behaviors has narrowly advanced to the Louisiana House for debate.

The House Education Committee voted 7-6 Tuesday for the bill by Baton Rouge Rep. Pat Smith, a Democrat.

Supporters say it would help address Louisiana's high rate of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.

The bill would allow the addition of nine questions related to sex health to a survey that tracks teens' behaviors.

Louisiana currently prohibits the survey from including questions on sex, with opponents arguing the ban protects a parent's right to educate their children on the matter.

Smith also wants to require sex education in schools. The committee considers that proposal Wednesday.

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