Fremont officials shelve controversial sex-ed textbook

Fremont parents are divided over a sex health textbook for ninth graders.
The Fremont Unified School District has decided to shelve a controversial sex-ed textbook.

The book, called "Your Health Today," was for ninth grade health classes. It covers a wide array of subjects including relationships, stress, nutrition, fitness, and drugs.

But parents say a 21 page sexual health chapter in the book contained inappropriate descriptions of sexual activities.

The book became a huge controversy, even generating over 1,000 signatures in an online petition.

Teachers will use last year's book while the district evaluates parental concerns.

ABC7 News reporter Vic Lee contributed to this report.
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