About This Indicator


RELATED TO

Autonomy
Reproductive choice
Inequity/violence
Pleasure/satisfaction
STIs and HIV/AIDS

This indicator represents four variables: 1) whether a state mandates sex education in schools; 2) whether a state mandates STI/HIV education in schools; 3) whether sex education in schools must cover contraception; and 4) whether STI/ HIV education must cover contraception.

SOURCE
State Policies in Brief: Sex and HIV Education. New York: Guttmacher Institute. November 1, 2012.

Status of sex education mandates and content requirements for contraception and STI/HIV education

Rank
State
# Laws or Policies in Effect (#/4)
Score
2Alabama30.846
5Alaska0-1.275
5Arizona0-1.275
5Arkansas0-1.275
2California30.846
4Colorado1-0.568
4Connecticut1-0.568
1Delaware41.553
2District of Columbia30.846
5Florida0-1.275
3Georgia20.139
3Hawaii20.139
5Idaho0-1.275
4Illinois1-0.568
4Indiana1-0.568
3Iowa20.139
5Kansas0-1.275
3Kentucky20.139
5Louisiana0-1.275
1Maine41.553
1Maryland41.553
5Massachusetts0-1.275
4Michigan1-0.568
3Minnesota20.139
5Mississippi0-1.275
4Missouri1-0.568
3Montana20.139
5Nebraska0-1.275
3Nevada20.139
4New Hampshire1-0.568
1New Jersey41.553
1New Mexico41.553
3New York20.139
1North Carolina41.553
4North Dakota1-0.568
3Ohio20.139
3Oklahoma20.139
1Oregon41.553
4Pennsylvania1-0.568
1Rhode Island41.553
2South Carolina30.846
5South Dakota0-1.275
3Tennessee20.139
4Texas1-0.568
3Utah20.139
1Vermont41.553
3Virginia20.139
2Washington30.846
1West Virginia41.553
4Wisconsin1-0.568
5Wyoming0-1.275