sex education in Indiana


Side Effects reporter Lauren Bavis joined WFYI's No Limits to talk about her recent reporting on consent and sex education trends in Indiana. Other guests included Tonja Egan with Life Smart Youth and Zoe Petterson with the Kinsey Institute.

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The eighth graders who dashed around the classroom sounded like parrots in a pet store. The students asked each other the same question over and over.

The former site of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Terre Haute, Ind.
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Abortion rates are on the decline across the country.

An Associated Press survey this week revealed abortion rates on average dropped 12 percent nationally.

In Indiana the decline was even more dramatic.

In 2010, the state saw 10,031 abortions, according to the Indiana State Department of Health. In 2013, the year with the most recent data, there were 8,027. That’s a 20 percent decline.

Sound Medicine: December 9, 2007

Dec 9, 2007

Topics for this week include: Sex Education in Indiana; Condom-Use Study; Acoustic Trauma; Cross-Protective Effects of the Cervical Cancer Vaccine; Dementia in Indiana; Take Care of Your Eyes; The Hippocratic Oath