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About 3.2 million adolescent females are infected with at least one of the most common STIs.
Human papillomavirus is the most common STI among teens; some estimates find that up to 35 percent of teens ages 14 to 19 have HPV.
The bill includes that accurate, age-appropriate and culturally responsive STI prevention curricula shall be provided to schools.
Requires district that elect to provide education taught by outside consultants, or elect hold to an assembly to deliver such education by guest speakers, to request written permission from a pupil's parent or guardian.
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.
Allows the Department of Education to make modifications to ensure age-appropriate curricula in elementary school.
Requires the Department to maintain a public list of curricula that meets requirements of law and to create standards for instructor qualifications.