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Tue September 24, 2013
NM Offers 'Birds And Bees' Line For Sex Questions
Teens and their parents in New Mexico can now turn to a state-sponsored text messaging service for answers to questions about the birds and the bees, also known as sex.
According to the state Department of Health, its BrdsNBz (birds-and-bees) hotline provides answers by a health educator within 24 hours and typically within six to eight hours.
However, KRQE reports that questions about technique won't be answered.
Education project officer Valerie Fisher says the text line is an attempt to deal with the state's high teen birth rates.
The text line is funded through a $65,000 federal grant.
Teens ages 13-to-19 can text "NMTeen" and parents can text "NMParent" to 66746 to ask questions in either English or Spanish.
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