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State Sex Education Laws

Washington
Schools are not required by law to provide sex education. But they must provide education on STD and HIV/AIDS prevention, including abstinence until marriage.


 
Oregon
Schools are not required by law to provide sex education. If it is taught, it must include information on abstinence and contraception.


 
California
Schools are not required by law to provide sex education but if a school district chooses to offer such courses, they must teach abstinence until marriage and give information on contraception. Schools also are required to provide STD and HIV/AIDS education.


 
Nevada
Schools are required by law to provide STD, HIV/AIDS and sex education.


 
Idaho
Schools are not required by law to provide any sex education.


 
Montana
Schools are not required by law to provide any sex education.


 
Wyoming
Schools are not required by law to provide any sex education.


 
Utah
Schools are required by law to provide STD, HIV/AIDS and sex education. They also must teach abstinence until marriage but are not required to provide information on contraception.


 
Arizona
Schools are not required by law to provide sex education, but if a school district chooses to offer such courses, they must include information about abstinence. They are not required to provide information on contraception, STDs or HIV/AIDS.


 
New Mexico
Schools are required by law to provide sex education, including information on abstinence and other ways to prevent HIV/AIDS and other STDs.


 
Colorado
Schools are not required by law to provide sex education, but if a school district chooses to offer such courses, they must teach abstinence. The schools are not required to provide information about contraception, STDs or HIV/AIDS.


 
North Dakota
Schools are not required by law to provide any sex education.


 
South Dakota
Schools are not required by law to provide any sex education.


 
Nebraska
Schools are not required by law to provide any sex education.


 
Kansas
Schools are required by law to provide sex education and information about HIV/AIDS and other STDs.


 
Oklahoma
Schools are not required by law to provide general sex education, but they must provide information on abstinence and HIV/AIDS and other STDs. The state does require information on other methods of disease prevention, but not necessarily about contraception.


 
Texas
Schools are not required by law to provide sex education, but if a school district chooses to offer such courses, the classes must also teach abstinence until marriage. The law does not require schools to provide information about STDs or HIV/AIDS. But if it is provided, it must include information on abstinence until marriage.


 
Louisiana
Schools are not required by law to provide sex education, but if a school district chooses to offer such courses, the classes must include information about abstinence. The schools are not required to provide information about contraception, HIV/AIDS or other STDs.


 
Arkansas
Schools are not required by law to provide any sex education.


 
Mississippi
Schools are not required by law to provide sex education, but if a school district chooses to offer such courses, the classes must include information about abstinence until marriage and prevention of HIV/AIDS and other STDs. They are not required to provide information on contraception.


 
Alabama
Schools are not required by law to provide sex education, but if a school district chooses to offer such courses, the classes must send a message of abstinence until marriage and teach prevention of STDs and HIV/AIDS. The courses do not need to include information about contraception.


 
Florida
Schools are not required by law to provide sex education, but if a district chooses to offer such courses they must include information about abstinence until marriage. Schools are required by law to provide STD and HIV/AIDS education and it must include information on methods of prevention, including abstinence until marriage.


 
Georgia
Schools are required by law to provide sex education, including information on STDs, HIV/AIDS, contraception and abstinence.


 
South Carolina
Schools are required by law to provide sex education, including information about contraception and ways to prevent HIV/AIDS and other STDs.


 
North Carolina
Schools are required by law to provide sex education, including information on abstinence and ways to prevent HIV/AIDS and other STDs.


 
Virginia
Schools are not required by law to provide sex education, but if a school district chooses to offer such courses, they must provide information about abstinence until marriage. The law does not require schools to provide information about STDs or HIV/AIDS. If it is provided, it must include information on abstinence until marriage.


 
Tennessee
Schools are required by law to provide sex education, including information about contraception and abstinence, and other ways to prevent HIV/AIDS and other STDs.


 
Missouri
Schools are not required by law to provide sex education, but if a school district chooses to offer such courses, the classes must include information about abstinence until marriage and prevention of HIV/AIDS and other STDs.


 
Iowa
Schools are required by law to provide sex education, including information about HIV/AIDS and other STDs.


 
Illinois
Schools are not required by law to provide sex education. If information on STDs and HIV/AIDS is provided, it must include a message of abstinence until marriage as well as details about other methods of prevention.


 
Michigan
Schools are not required by law to provide sex education, but if a school district chooses to offer such courses, the classes must include information about abstinence until marriage, STDs and HIV/AIDS. They are not required to provide information about contraception.


 
Wisconsin
Schools are not required by law to provide sex education, but they must provide information on STDs and HIV/AIDS.


 
Minnesota
Schools are required by law to provide sex education, including information about abstinence and prevention of HIV/AIDS and other STDs.


 
Kentucky
Schools are required by law to provide sex education, including information about abstinence and HIV/AIDS and other STDs.


 
Indiana
Schools are not required by law to provide sex education. If information on STDs and HIV/AIDS is provided, it must include a message of abstinence until marriage.


 
Ohio
Schools are not required by law to provide sex education, but they must provide information on abstinence, HIV/AIDS and other STDs. Aside from abstinence, however, schools are not required to provide information on disease prevention.


 
Maine
Schools are not required by law to provide any sex education.


 
New York
Schools are not required by law to provide sex education but they must provide information on abstinence and other ways to prevent HIV/AIDS and other STDs.


 
Vermont
Schools are required by law to provide sex education, including information about contraception and abstinence, and other ways to prevent HIV/AIDS and other STDs.


 
Pennsylvania
Schools are not required by law to provide sex education, but they must provide information on abstinence and other ways to prevent HIV/AIDS and other STDs.


 
West Virginia
Schools are required by law to provide sex education, including information about contraception and abstinence, and other ways to prevent HIV/AIDS and other STDs.


 
Alaska
Schools are not required by law to provide sex education or prevention of STDs such as HIV/AIDS. If information about STDs and HIV/AIDS is provided, it must include abstinence but not other forms of prevention.


 
Hawaii
Schools are not required by law to provide sex education, but if a school district chooses to offer such courses, they must include information about abstinence. The schools are not required to provide information about contraception, STDs or HIV/AIDS.


 
New Jersey
Schools are required by law to provide sex education, including information on abstinence and other ways to prevent HIV/AIDS and other STDs.


 
District of Columbia
Schools are required by law to provide sex education, including information on STDs and HIV/AIDS.


 
Maryland
Schools are required by law to provide sex education, including information about HIV/AIDS and other STDs.


 
Delaware
Schools are required by law to provide sex education, including information on abstinence, contraception and prevention of STDs and HIV/AIDS.


 
Connecticut
Schools are not required by law to provide sex education, but they must present information on STDs and HIV/AIDS.


 
Rhode Island
Schools are required by law to provide sex education, including information about abstinence and ways to prevent HIV/AIDS and other STDs.


 
Massachusetts
Schools are not required by law to provide any sex education.


 
New Hampshire
Schools must provide information on HIV/AIDS and other STDs, but do not have to offer a general sex education course.