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Published January 01, 2013, 11:08 AM

NDSU faculty get grant for sex education program

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Two North Dakota State University faculty members are working with Planned Parenthood to start a new sex education program.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Two North Dakota State University faculty members are working with Planned Parenthood to start a new sex education program.

Forum Communications reports that Brandy Randall and Molly Secor-Turner were notified in September that they were awarded a $1.2 million federal grant to launch the program. That's after North Dakota officials turned down the funding through the federal health-care overhaul law.

Randall says the classes that start in late January will not encourage teenagers to have sex, but will allow them to discuss the topic in a setting that could cut through misconceptions that circulate through high schools.

Secor-Turner says the grant must be used to offer comprehensive sex education that also teaches adult preparation skills such as healthy relationships, setting goals and making the right decisions.

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