The guidance is meant for students in kindergarten through 12th grade, and though not a mandate, is intended to provide teachers with information to use in a sex education curriculum. The updated Health Education Curriculum Framework includes the suggested use of gender-neutral and LGBTQ-inclusive language, material on consent and sex-trafficking and the continued teaching of HIV prevention, which was enacted into law under the California Healthy Youth Act in The framework also includes guidance on nutrition and physical activity, tobacco and alcohol and skin care. Both books were recommended for removal. Ortiz-Licon said. A Change.
Proposed changes to state requirements for sex education classes taught in public schools struck a nerve with religious groups that flooded the Colorado Capitol late last month. A hour House committee hearing on the bill stretched late into the night and included hours of heated, sometimes graphic allegations that the language of the legislation promoted abortion, banned religious viewpoints and allowed for the teaching of sexual positions to children as young as 9 years old. After passing the Democrat-controlled House on a series of party-line votes, the bill faces its next test this week in the Senate, where Democrats hold a narrower majority. Its first Senate hearing is scheduled for p. Thursday in the Health and Human Services Committee. Before the second round of public testimony begins, The Denver Post sorted through several claims made in the debate over sexual education in Colorado. What does House Bill do?
They focused primarily on books they deem too explicit and aspects of the framework that address the sexual health of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender students and those questioning their sexual identities. The final version of the framework did not include recommendations of several of the books that had generated the most strenuous objections from opponents. Feliza I. Ortiz-Licon before the public comment period began.
In Bulgaria, sex education is not part of the compulsory curriculum in schools. That means it's up to every school in the country to decide whether they even want to address sex ed at all. In fact, just 10 percent of schools teach sex ed, according to a speech by the Bulgarian Ombudsman, Maya Manolova. With the highest teenage pregnancy rate in the European Union along with Romania, Bulgarian girls are disproportionately affected by the country's dangerous absence of sex ed. Two activists have taken matters into their own hands by crowdfunding Bulgaria's first ever illustrated sexual health book for girls, Vagina Matters: A Sex Ed Book For Girls , which covers menstruation, sex, and the female anatomy.