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Croatia's Constitutional Court Suspends Sex Education in Schools

Catholic Church questioning the constitutionality of the new sex-ed program

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Croatia's Constitutional Court ruled Wednesday to suspend all of the country's sex education curriculum just months after public schools began teaching it.

In February, Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic's government launched sex education programs in schools as part of an effort to "raise awareness of sexual health," reports the Agence France-Presse. The Catholic Church opposed the program, and two church-supported associations filed objections to the curriculum, claiming that the program's lack of parental authorization defied the constitution.