Sex education policies vary from state to state and, in some states, from school district to school district. The CDC offers a state-by-state analysis of sex education programs.
Forty-four states as well as the District of Columbia have at least one law that addresses whether or how local schools should teach sexual health, STD prevention or HIV prevention, according to the U. It shows, for example, that as of 2016, abstinence was a required topic of instruction in states such as Arkansas, South Dakota and Texas and that 29 states, including Florida, Montana and Pennsylvania, did not require their sex education curricula to be based on medically accurate information.
It is important to educate our children on sex and how to protect themselves.
Many parents agree that sex education should not be taught to children in school.
In 2019, sex education continues to make headlines even as teen pregnancy rates continue to fall.
Policymakers in Colorado, California and Alabama have pushed for big changes in the way sex education is taught there.
In 2008 alone, those states received more than million in federal abstinence education funding, which the researchers estimate resulted in an additional 1,080 births to adolescents that year.
The researchers note that after conservative states received more than million to offer a more comprehensive sex education program in 2014, the adolescent birth rate fell.
Can this somehow be prevented by encouraging that sex education be included in the curriculum in school?
Don't we send our children to school to learn and get an education?