A podcast about pregnancy and drug use. Despite years of research proving this fear to be unfounded, it remains the basis of many arguments over sex education and the cause of controversies in communities across the country. Of the remaining sexually-experienced individuals of both sexes, 19 percent of females and 21 percent of males had received only abstinence instruction, and 16 percent of females and 24 percent of males had had no instruction in either topic. The researchers caution that these categories do not tell us exactly what respondents learned in the classroom or whether the programs in which they participated would be characterized as comprehensive, abstinence-based, or abstinence-only. Get the facts, direct to your inbox.
State Policies on Sex Education in Schools
Among other requirements, the policies must allow parents to object to and withdraw a child from an activity, class or program. The policies must also include a procedure for notifying parents at least two weeks before any activity, class or program with content involving human reproduction or sexual matters is provided to a child. Sex education, human reproduction education and human sexuality education curriculum and materials must be approved by the school board and available for parents to review. In addition, sets requirements for those who teach sex education, human reproduction education or human sexuality education. Arizona SB Amends existing law to allow school districts to provide sex education instruction unless a parent provides written permission for a student to opt out of instruction. Requires that school districts provide sex education that is medically accurate and age and developmentally appropriate in grades kindergarten through