What topics must be taught in junior high?

  • What topics must be taught in junior high?

    1. Information on the nature and transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including the risk of transmission from different types of sex acts;
    2. Information about all FDA-approved methods of reducing the risk of transmission of HIV and other STIs, including antiretroviral treatment, and information about treatment of HIV and STIs;
    3. Information about reducing the risk of HIV transmission as a result of injection drug use by decreasing needle use and needle sharing;
    4. Discussion about social views of HIV and AIDS, emphasizing that all people are at some risk of contracting HIV and that the only way to know one’s HIV status is by being tested;
    5. Information about accessing resources for sexual and reproductive health care and assistance with sexual assault and intimate partner violence, as well as students’ legal rights to access these resources;
    6. Information about the effectiveness and safety of all FDA-approved contraceptive methods in preventing pregnancy (including emergency contraception);
    7. Information that abstinence is the only certain way to prevent unintended pregnancy and HIV and other STIs; information about pregnancy, including 1) the importance of prenatal care; 2) all legally available pregnancy outcomes, including parenting, adoption, and abortion; and 3) California’s newborn safe surrender law;
    8. Information about sexual harassment, sexual assault, adolescent relationship abuse, intimate partner violence, and sex trafficking.