Several parents who testified against the bill said they worried children as young as 9 would learn about sexual acts and positions if the bill passed. Many abstinence-only programs state that all premarital sexual activity is shameful and leads to guilt about sex.
Trends around sexual assault and dating violence are stagnant, rates of sexually transmitted infections STIs are increasing, and there are wide disparities between lesbian, gay, or bisexual LGB youth and their heterosexual peers.
Darian Warden can be reached at or dwarden craigdailypress. Below, we have gathered and summarized 11 peer-reviewed studies, some of which examine the effects of abstinence-only programs and abstinence pledges.
Consent is a subject many states are trying comprehensive approach sex education in Colorado add to their sexual education requirements in response to discussions about sexual assault. State law sets some basic requirements, mainly that education should be comprehensive and medically accurate.
Underline Links. Inside the Colorado Capitol. Parents can opt-out In Colorado, if districts are going to teach sexual education, they are required to first inform parents about what they will teach so that parents can choose to keep their children out of those classes.
By Anna Staver astaver denverpost. In Colorado, if districts are going to teach sexual education, they are required to first inform parents about what they will teach so that parents can choose to keep their children out of those classes.
As part of the grant program, a committee that will include a parent representative, a youth representative, and someone who represents the needs of students of color, among several others, will consider the applications to award the funds.
Other policy options may further the goals of improving sexual health outcomes. Policies and Programs and Their Impact. If, by chance, a district interpreted that section of the bill to mean it should teach sexual positions to elementary school children, parents could complain to the teacher, principal, school board and superintendent.
Thursday in the Health and Human Services Committee.
Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism. Researchers investigated how sex education programs that include information for and about LGBTQ students affect the mental health of LGBTQ students and the probability that they are bullied in high school.
Wildfire breaks out north of Hayden in California Park area. An expanded view of youth sexual health, however, reveals a much more nuanced picture. The authors discovered an increase in STD rates in the smallest of the five states — Maine and Colorado.