Brazil is Slashing Sex Ed

Brazil is poised to slash sex ed funding as STIs soar under conservative President Jair Bolsonaro.

A national law isn’t on the books yet, but local jurisdictions are already limiting sex ed.

Supporters of the legislation tout widely discredited arguments that sex ed leads to sex earlier in life, and encourages homosexuality.

Opponents are fighting equally hard against the legislation, concerned that Brazil’s shift to the right has spurred troubling sexual health trends.

Syphilis cases are at their highest point in a decade; HIV rates among young men have tripled in the same period.


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