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Kansas health chief supports contraception education


August 9, 2019

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' top health official says abstinence-only education isn't enough to reduce unwanted pregnancies and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Department of Health and Environment Secretary Lee Norman said Thursday that the department could help reduce unwanted pregnancies and the demand for abortions by broadening educational offerings to emphasize contraception. Lee suggested collaboration among the state, county health departments and school districts.

In an interview with the Capital-Journal editorial advisory board...

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