Comprehensive Sex Ed is now the law of the land in California!
All public schools in California are required by law to teach both comprehensive sex education and HIV prevention education at least once in middle school and once in high school.
Comprehensive sex education is more than just learning about anatomy and birth control. It means that students are taught about healthy relationships, decision-making, and more. Comprehensive sex ed is important because it gives students like you information to help you make healthy decisions when it comes to your relationships and sexual and reproductive health.
You can learn more about why comprehensive sex education is important here.
The sex ed curriculum you’re getting in school should include information about:
- Sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sex trafficking
- Adolescent relationship abuse, intimate partner violence and sexual coercion
- Sexual orientation and sexuality
- Gender identity, gender roles and gender stereotypes
- Healthy relationships
- Consent, communication and healthy decision-making
- HIV prevention and other STD prevention including testing and treatment
- Pregnancy prevention, parenting, adoption and abortion
It is your right to receive this information in school!
Did You Get Comprehensive Sex Education at School?
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If you haven’t received sex education in school that covers everything above, we want to hear from you! (If if you think you’ve received information that is incorrect, we want to hear from you too.)
Click here to let us know about the sex ed you are or AREN'T getting at school.
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This blog was reposted from TeenSource.org, a project of Essential Access Health. TeenSource.org is an online hub for comprehensive and teen-friendly information on birth control, STDs, relationships and teen’s rights to accessing sensitive services. The site features youth-developed blogs and videos, a clinic finder, a Condom Access Project and links to TeenSource social media where youth can stay updated on relevant sexual and reproductive health information and news.