Comprehensive Sex Ed

Comprehensive Sex Ed

It’s the Law

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?

We want to hear from you!

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.)

Fill out the form below so that we can share this information with the California Department of Education and make sure that you and your classmates get the education you deserve.

Answer "yes" if you are comfortable with someone from TeenSource emailing you with questions about the program at your school.
Answer "yes" if you want to take action to help support comprehensive sex education at your school and want us to let you know how you can get involved.
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