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The most recent data available, in 2000, indicates the estimated direct medical costs for treating young people with sexually transmitted infections was .5 billion annually, excluding costs associated with HIV/AIDS.
In 2011, approximately 24 percent of new HIV diagnoses were young people age 13 to 24.
Requires all public schools to implement sex education consistent with these requirements beginning in 2016-2017.
Allows written permission by parental or legal guardian to opt out of sexuality education.
Prohibits a student's attendance without such permission. SB 146 Updates existing law related to sexually transmitted infections (STIs) to apply provisions that previously only applied to HIV to all STIs.
A new definition is established to include HIV and relevant types of hepatitis in the STI definition.
Creates additional requirements for sex education, including teaching the benefits of delaying sexual activity and stressing importance of using effective contraceptives to prevent unintended pregnancy, HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.
Requires district that elect to provide education taught by outside consultants, or elect hold to an assembly to deliver such education by guest speakers, to request written permission from a pupil's parent or guardian.
In addition, sets requirements for those who teach sex education, human reproduction education or human sexuality education.
SB 1020 Amends existing law to allow school districts to provide sex education instruction unless a parent provides written permission for a student to opt out of instruction.
About 3.2 million adolescent females are infected with at least one of the most common STIs.
Human papillomavirus is the most common STI among teens; some estimates find that up to 35 percent of teens ages 14 to 19 have HPV.
The bill includes that accurate, age-appropriate and culturally responsive STI prevention curricula shall be provided to schools.