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Fiscal Year 2010 SIECUS State Profiles highlights shifting momentum from abstinence-only-until-marriage programs to more comprehensive approaches.

In October 2011, SIECUS released the eighth edition of the SIECUS State Profiles: A Portrait of Sexuality Education and Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Programs in the States. This Fiscal Year 2010 Edition continues to serve as the most in-depth resource for advocates, educators, policymakers, public health professionals, parents, youth, and community stakeholders across the country who are working to advance more comprehensive approaches to sexuality education and eliminate harmful abstinence-only-until-marriage programs. SIECUS State Profiles Fiscal Year 2010 Edition includes an individual profile for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the other U.S. Territories. Our in-depth research allows us to provide detailed information on each state as well as thoughtful analysis on the overall trends at both the federal and state levels.

After 48 years advocating for the rights of all people to accurate information about sexuality and sexual health, with a focus on comprehensive education about sexuality and sexual health services, SIECUS delivers this Fiscal Year 2010 edition of our State Profiles with a renewed mission focused on the nexus of policy and implementation. This edition of the SIECUS State Profiles illustrates the significant progress advocates and educators have been making in sexuality education law, policy, and implementation. The Obama administration and Congress began, in Fiscal Year 2010, to usher in a new era of sex education in this country, eliminating two-thirds of federal funding dedicated to ineffective abstinence-only-until-marriage programs and providing funding for initiatives that support evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention and more comprehensive approaches to sex education that totals nearly $190 million. This year's edition continues our tradition of "following the money." However, for the first time, the SIECUS State Profiles track not only federal abstinence-only-until-marriage funding but also federal funding for more comprehensive approaches to sex education, detailing funding streams, grantees, and funded programs. This year, we also continue to identify examples of model programs, policies, and best practices being implemented in public schools across the country that provide more comprehensive approaches to sex education.

This Fiscal Year 2010 Edition reflects that in many states and communities, new federal funding is allowing implementation of more comprehensive approaches to sex education for the first time. The complete fiscal year 2010 SIECUS State Profiles can be found at: http:// www.siecus.org/stateprofiles
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