I told my teacher that my dad flatly refused to sign the paper, saying, "Sex ed in 5th grade? I recall her telling me that it was the first time she ever went to a student's house.She explained to Dad that the course was more about anatomy than sex.in Leticia Jenkins' health class at James Monroe High School in the North Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles. She says that a new sex ed law, the California Healthy Youth Act, implemented in the state's public schools for the first time in the 2016-2017 school year, has given her legal backing to teach what she believes all health educators in the state should have been doing all along.
Because sex, after all, is nothing to giggle about.
Lisa Ling is the executive producer and host of "This is Life with Lisa Ling," which airs Sundays at 10 p.m. You can follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. We're talking intimacy and respect and relationships." Jenkins has been a health educator in the Los Angeles public school system for 16 years.
Incidentally, if my recollection serves me right, I believe I was the only Asian kid in the class as well.
Asians as a culture aren't exactly the most communicative bunch, especially when it comes to personal matters. Spect felt compelled to make a personal visit to my home to talk to my father.
"We later see as adults that they could have learned this, but they didn't and then they repeat the same cycle," said Jenkins.
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