HB 859/ SB 1056 Requires each public school that offers programs regarding human sexuality, including family planning, pregnancy, or sexually transmitted infections prevention, including the prevention of HIV and AIDS, to provide comprehensive, medically accurate, and factual information that is developmentally and age appropriate.Provides that a student may be excused from the portion of a program or class upon written request by the student's parent or guardian.
These costs add up, according to The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, which estimates that teen childbearing costs taxpayers at least .4 billion annually Adolescents are disproportionately affected by sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Young people ages 15 to 24 represent 25 percent of the sexually active population, but acquire half of all new STIs, which amounts to 9.8 million new cases a year.
About 3.2 million adolescent females are infected with at least one of the most common STIs.
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