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Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 6:22 am | Updated: 10:37 am, Wed Aug 15, 2012.

Mesa Unified School District is inviting parents to learn more about the district’s sexuality curriculum during two meetings this month.

Parents of ninth-graders can attend 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15 at Mesa High School auditorium wing, room No. 201, at 1630 E. Southern Ave., Mesa.

Parents of seventh-graders can attend 7 p.m. Aug. 21 in Kino Junior High auditorium, 848 N. Horne, Mesa.

The Mesa district offers lessons to the students on the physiological and psychological aspects of human sexuality. The program encourages sexual abstinence before marriage and emphasizes possible consequences of teenage sexual activity, including pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. The ninth-grade curriculum also includes the subject of dating-violence prevention.

For more information, parents may call Cindy Maguire or Larry Clouse at (480) 472-0266.

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