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Teaching Abstinence

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Last week, the Utah House passed a bill that would implement abstinence-only sex education in schools. Currently teachers aren't allowed to advocate the use of contraception. Under this bill, they would be prohibited from talking about contraception at all - and schools could opt to drop sex-ed entirely from their curriculum. Monday, we're talking to lawmakers and activists on both sides of the debate to ask what this change would mean for Utah teens.Music from today's RadioWest:

 

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Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.