In Brief: Oct. 25, 1999

SEX EDUCATION Although children are constantly exposed to sex in the media, many are still desperately short of reliable information on preventing pregnancy and disease. In a new study from the Kaiser Family Foundation, 54% of high school kids say they wouldn't know what to do if they or someone they know were raped, 51% wouldn't know where to go to be tested for a sexually transmitted disease, and 46% don't know they can get birth control pills without a parent's approval.

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