Requires that all school districts offer a comprehensive, age-appropriate and medically accurate sexuality education curriculum. Parents may opt their children out of this coursework without penalty.
|WHY WE CARE||
Comprehensive sex education gives young people the information they need to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. Nevada’s teens experience one of the highest rates of teen pregnancy in the country as well as high rates of sexually transmitted diseases. Forty-three percent of Nevada’s high school students report already having sex, yet they are not taught the basics of pregnancy and disease prevention, the proper use of condoms or how to get tested for STDs. We owe our young adults factual, honest, age-appropriate information so they can make educated decisions about their bodies, their health and their futures.
Assemblyman David Bobzien, Assemblyman Andy Eisen, Assemblyman Michael Sprinkle, Assemblyman Elliot Anderson, Assemblyman John Hambrick, Senator Pat Spearman, Senator David Parks, Senator Tick Segerblom, Senator Mark Manendo