Kate Walsh speaks out on sex education

Filed under: Teens, Health & Safety: Babies, In The News, Day Care & Education

Citing recent research that found that one in four young women are infected with an STD, Kate Walsh is pushing Congress for better funding for sex education. Walsh sits on Planned Parenthood's board of advocates and she's letting lawmakers know that abstinence-only programs just aren't working.

Walsh spoke to CBS News recently and she said that it's "appalling" that young women aren't getting the education they need to protect themselves from sexually transmitted diseases. Walsh doesn't want to see an end to abstinence-only programs, but thinks there need to be more additional programs put into place that teaches sexually active kids how to protect themselves.

Walsh stars in the TV show "Private Practice," which is a spin-off of "Grey's Anatomy." What do you think? Would you like to see more comprehensive sex ed programs for kids? Do you think abstinence-only programs work?

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.