Category: State

How sex ed is (and isn’t) being taught in each state

people looking at the female reproductive system

In 2021, the Arkansas legislature passed a law known as the “Arkansas Student Protection Act,” banning organizations that perform abortions—namely, Planned Parenthood—from teaching sex education or volunteering in public schools. With one of the highest teen birth rates in the country, 85% of the state’s public schools teach abstinence-only sex education, as of 2017.