Proposed Bill Puts Sex Ed in the Classroom

Proposed Bill Puts Sex Ed in the Classroom

A proposed bill in the Wisconsin Legislature would require Wisconsin schools to teach a comprehensive sex education class.

Democratic State Senator Melissa Agard introduced the Healthy Youth Act again, which requires all students have medically accurate and age appropriate sex education. The Act was passed in 2009 initially, but was repealed in 2011 by former Republican Governor Scott Walker. Abstinence became the preferred instruction method instead. Required classes would have to include curriculum about puberty, pregnancy, body image, and communication between students and their guardians about sexuality. Alcohol, drug use, and the impact of social media on behavior and emotion, would be other topics.

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