Every public school that offers sexual health education must assure that sexual health education is medically and scientifically accurate, age-appropriate, appropriate for students regardless of gender, race, disability status, or sexual orientation, and includes information about abstinence and other methods of preventing unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.
Abstinence may not be taught to the exclusion of other materials and instruction on contraceptives and disease prevention. Oklahoma Okl.
Colorado Colo. A school board may provide an instructional program in human growth and development in grades kindergarten through Hawaii Rev. Parents can opt out. California Cal. Maine Me.
Missouri Mo. Rhode Island R. The district had spent more than a year drafting curriculum and tweaking policy around what to teach students before reversing itself, first eliminating a requirement that sex education be taught, except for fifth-grade lessons on puberty and human development.
Abstinence may not be taught to the exclusion of other materials and instruction on contraceptives and disease prevention. Students shall be presented with the latest medically factual and age-specific information regarding both the possible side effects and health benefits of all forms of contraception.
Information about those risks shall be presented in a manner designed to allay fears concerning risks that are scientifically groundless. State Policies on Sex Education in Schools. Code Ann.