September 21, 2014
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Sex education classes in Nevada public
schools would include lessons on avoiding dating violence, abstinence and contraceptives if a new bill passes.
Democratic Assemblyman David Bobzien and Sen. Sheila Leslie on
Friday are presenting AB314, which would update a section of Nevada
law that prescribes the classes in general terms. The bill specifies that sex education classes must teach information that is peer-reviewed and medically accurate.
Courses must be age-appropriate and teach students how to talk
with their parents about sex. They also must teach about the benefits of abstinence as the only way to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, while discussing the pros and cons of different birth control methods.
AB314 also would add student representatives to school district advisory councils that set the sex education curriculum.
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