Let's Talk About Sex Education

Among states, Florida ranks sixth for unintended teen pregnancy, and receives the second-highest amount of abstinence-only education funding — falling just behind Texas, which has the third-highest teen birth rate.

This isn’t college football. We don’t want to beat Texas.

For 90 years, Planned Parenthood has made it its mission to provide unbiased sexual health education and make health care accessible for those who don’t have insurance. At Cocktails for the Cause Wednesday, attendees will be toasting to women’s health and helping to support Planned Parenthood’s Teen Time program. The host restaurant, Pistache, will contribute 20 percent of your dinner bill to Teen Time, which provides medically accurate sexual-health information to young people between the ages of 12 and 17. The event starts at 6 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 28, 6 p.m., 2009

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