Sexual Education Mandates for Inclusion

Sexuality education offered in schools may or may not include content that specifically addresses sexual- and gender-minority issues, including, but not limited to, same-sex romantic attractions and dating, health considerations with particular relevance to same-sex sexual behaviors, gender nonconformity and transgender identities, and marginalization of sexual and gender minorities. Research and information regarding sex education inclusivity focuses on three factors: entities that mandate inclusion; entities that mandate exclusion or negative portrayal of SGM persons; and reports of experiences of sex education by students, teachers, or administrators. This entry summarizes information from each of these types of sources and provides suggestions for further reading and links to organizations that monitor sexuality education in the United States.

Sexuality education practices vary across states within the United States, and ...

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