In 1853, the state-funded East Florida Seminary took over the Kingsbury Academy in Ocala, Fla. In 1905, by legislative action, the college became a university and was moved to Gainesville, Fla. With more than 46,000 students, the University of Florida is now one of the five largest universities in the nation.
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida study reveals sex education programs in Florida’s public schools vary widely in content and often are afforded little class time — and many students miss out altogether.
Florida’s rates of gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis have risen from 307 cases per 100,000 residents in 1997 to 399 in 2006, a 23 percent increase, according to the Florida Department of Health.
Although Florida is technically one of 23 states that require schools to teach sex education and HIV prevention classes during the course of the students’ academic careers, it is unclear whether scientifically accurate and comprehensive information regarding the risks and benefits of sexuality is being offered to students, he said.
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