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Written for Advocates for Youth by Danene Sorace, MPP, this resource is intended to guide educators, administrators, and advocates to assess the sexual health policies and practices in their states, school districts, and schools. It provides research and best practices on policies that address adolescent sexual health through schools.
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Table of Contents
Rationale for Sexual Health Education and Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health Services
Why Policy Is Important
Understanding Policy Parameters
Understanding Local Policy Process
Policy Overview: Sexual Health Education
- Parental Rights and InvolvementCurriculum Selection and Materials Review
- Medical Accuracy and Bias Free
- Instructional Minutes
- Single Sex Classroom Instruction
- Professional Development
- External Organizations and Agencies
Policy Overview: Sexual and Reproductive Health Services
- Parental Rights and Minor Consent
- Provision of Sexual and Reproductive Health Services
Meeting the Needs of Every Student
- Equity and Non-Discrimination
- Pregnant and/or Parenting Teens
- Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Students
- Bullying and Harassment
- Other Pertinent Laws
This document was supported by the Cooperative Agreement U58DP003188 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Suggested Citation: Sorace, Danene. “Addressing Sexual Health in Schools: Policy Considerations.” Advocates for Youth, 2013.