Comprehensive Sex Ed

Comprehensive Sex Ed

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.

To comply with California law, 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