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Mandatory sex-education classes are returning to New York City public schools for the first time in nearly two decades.

The New York Times reports that middle and high school students will be required to take sex-education classes beginning this year.

The curriculum includes lessons on how to use a condom and the appropriate age for sexual activity.

The new mandate calls for students to take one semester of sex education in 6th or 7th grade, and again


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