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03-Dec-2017 17:01

Teenage mothers are less likely to finish high school and are more likely than their peers to live in poverty, depend on public assistance, and be in poor health.Their children are more likely to suffer health and cognitive disadvantages, come in contact with the child welfare and correctional systems, live in poverty, drop out of high school and become teen parents themselves.Girls age 15 to 19 have the highest rates of Gonorrhea and the second highest rate of Chlamydia of any age group.Young males also get STIs, but their infections often are undiagnosed and unreported because they are less likely to have symptoms or seek medical care.Requires all public schools to implement sex education consistent with these requirements beginning in 2016-2017.Allows written permission by parental or legal guardian to opt out of sexuality education.A 2011 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) survey indicates that more than 47 percent of all high school students say they have had sex, and 15 percent of high school students have had sex with four or more partners during their lifetime.Among students who had sex in the three months prior to the survey, 60 percent reported condom use and 23 percent reported birth control pill use during their last sexual encounter Sexual activity has consequences.

Requires the Department of Education, among other things, to develop list of appropriate curricula and create rules for instructor qualifications HB 2410 Amends existing law to allow school districts to provide sex education instruction unless a parent provides written permission for a student to opt out of instruction.Requires that school districts provide sex education that is medically accurate and age and developmentally appropriate in grades kindergarten through 12.Creates additional requirements for sex education, including the importance of using effective contraceptives to prevent unintended pregnancy, HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.In addition, sets requirements for those who teach sex education, human reproduction education or human sexuality education.