Parents outraged over US school's graphic sex ed class for teens

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Washington, June 23 (ANI): A school in US has caused outrage among parents after it instructed its teenage students graphic sexual acts during a Planned Parenthood sex education class.

The local high school in Shenandoah, Iowa, is said to have instructed its eighth graders on how to perform female exams and the instructor used a 3-D, anatomically correct male sex organ to explain how to use a condom.

"It was horribly inappropriate. To do that in a mixed-gender classroom, - I truly believe it was inappropriate," Fox News quoted Colleen Dostal, whose 14-year-old son was present in the class, as saying.

Dostal said she was most upset over the instructor simulating sexual acts using stuffed animals designed to resemble STD's.

"I do not understand why any adult with a classroom of children would show them sexual positions. I think that's horribly inappropriate," she said.

"I believe some of those photos were pornographic. Had we known this was going on, I would have sat in the classroom or I would have pulled him out," Dostal stated.

She took her concerns to the principal, who Dostal said was "mortified." The principal apologized but several other parents decided to take the issue to the school superintendent.

According to the World Herald, superintendent Dick Profit said he received an equal number of calls supporting and opposing the Planned Parenthood presentation.

"It's a political hot potato; it's a religious hot potato; it's a parental hot potato," he told the newspaper.

"It's all of these things that cause a crack in the system between society, parents and schools, and we're still required to do it," he added.

Planned Parenthood's Jennifer Horner defended the class and said some of the material had been turned around.

"We are not trying to keep any of this a secret. All information we use is medically accurate and science based," she said.

Profit said next year parents and guardians will receive advanced warning about the class. (ANI)

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