Legislators in Alaska, where sex education is not mandated, have introduced a bill that would require sex education to focus on abstinence if it is taught and prohibit teachers from talking about contraception, sexual activity outside of marriage, homosexuality or gender expression. When teachers emphasize mastery of sex ed, as opposed to pushing for good grades alone, students retain important and potentially life-changing lessons, Ohio State researchers found. I hope that the public will never get tired of discussing this. Abstinence will be presented as the sure way to prevent pregnancy and STIs. Ortiz-Licon before the public comment period began. Sex education, human reproduction education and human sexuality education curriculum and materials must be approved by the school board and available for parents to review. While students in a mastery classroom might be taught the same material as those in a more traditional classroom, there are important variations that can make a difference in the long term, he said.
The study included high school students , mostly ninth-graders, from seven Midwest high schools. A focus on mastery doesn't abandon the idea of turning in assignments and taking tests for grades, Anderman said. What little sex education we have is still restricted to abstinence and STD threats. Others have never even seen the curriculum or have had the opportunity to talk with trained instructors about their children receiving sexual health education. Districts can choose to teach sex education in lower grades but the state does not require that any sex education be taught before the 7th grade.