Proposed Bills Would Require Sex Ed In Massachusetts Public Schools

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — There are two bills on Beacon Hill — one each in the House and Senate — would require Massachusetts public schools to teach sexual education.

Former social worker and West Boylston State Rep. Jim O’Day said this is a matter of common sense and public health.

“We need to make sure that we don’t have any additional 13-year-old children in our Commonwealth not knowing how that process works. You know what I mean? There’s just so much more to this bill. We talk about consent. We talk about healthy relationships. We talk about how we have conflict resolution,” O’Day said.

The sponsors of the bills — Rep. Paul Brodeur and Sen. Sal DiDomenico — agree with O’Day, saying where you go to school should not dictate what you learn about how your body works.

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WBZ NewsRadio's Karyn Regal (@Karynregal) reports

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