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Content Requirements for Sex* and HIV Education
When Provided, Sex Education Must

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Sex Education in the U.S. - Table

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State-by-state sex ed policy comparison

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Sex Education in the U.S. - Table

  1. 1. Content Requirements for Sex* and HIV Education When Provided, Sex Education Must Include Information on: S T A T E Alabama Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Delaware D.C. Florida Georgia Hawaii Illinois Indiana Iowa Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York N. Carolina N. Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvani a Rhode Island S. Carolina Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington W. Virginia Wisconsin TOTAL Contrac eption Abstinenc e X Stress Stress Stress Cover Stress Stress X X X X X Stress Stress Cover Stress Stress Importanc e of Sex Only W/in Marriage X Include Life Skills for: Sexual Orientatio n Negative Negative Outcome s Of Teen Sex X X Avoidin g Coercio n Healthy Decisio nmaking Family Commun i-cation When Provided, HIV Education Must Include Information on: Abstinenc e X X X Condom s Stress Stress Stress Cover Stress Stress X Inclusive X X X Inclusive X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X Stress Cover Stress Stress Stress Inclusive X X ** Cover Stress Stress Cover Stress Cover Stress Stress Cover X X X X X X X X X X X X X X Stress Inclusive X Cover Inclusive X Stress Cover X X X Stress Stress Stress X Stress X Stress Stress Stress Stress Cover Cover Stress Cover Stress X X X X X 18+DC X X X X X X Stress X X X X Stress X X X X X Stress Stress X X X Stress Cover Stress Stress X Stress X X X Inclusive X X Negative Negative X X X X X X X X Inclusive X 18 X X X Inclusive X X X X X Cover Stress Stress Cover Stress Cover Stress Stress Cover Cover X Inclusive 12 13 X X 20+DC X X X X X X 20 X X X X X X 11 X X X X X 20 Stress Stress Stress Stress Cover Cover Stress Cover Stress
  2. 2. ** Localities may omit state-required topics, but may not include material that “contradicts the required components.” Information on contraception may only be provided with prior approval from the Department of Education. State also prohibits teachers from responding to students’ spontaneous questions in ways that conflict with the law’s requirements.

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