Date Thesis Awarded


Access Type

Honors Thesis -- Access Restricted On-Campus Only

Degree Name

Bachelors of Arts (BA)


Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies


Leisa D. Meyer

Committee Members

Nancy Gray

C. Lawrence Evans


Parents, teachers, school administrators, politicians, and religious leaders, among others, all have vested interests in and vocal opinions about how and what students should be taught in school about sex. Because sex education is such a personal subject, these diverse groups have varied opinions about sex education. However, sex education policy does not always reflect these opinions. People with minority opinions are more likely to voice their opinions about sex education, so sex education policy in the state often does not reflect the beliefs of the majority. This thesis focuses on the unique influence that public opinion has on sex education policy in Virginia.

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Thesis is part of Honors ETD pilot project, 2008-2013. Migrated from Dspace in 2016.

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