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For the first time in more than two decades, Texas has revised its sex ed curriculum standards.

The next step? Supporting Texas families, schools, and communities as they work together to keep young Texans healthy and safe.


texas is ready to lead in sex ed


By the end of high school, 65% of Texas students report having been sexually active.

 (Source: Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2019)


Every 25 minutes, a baby is born to a teen in Texas. 

Texas has the 9th highest teen birth rate and the second highest repeat teen birth rate nationwide.

(Source: Texas Campaign analysis of CDC Natality data, 2021.)


75% of Texans support abstinence-plus sex ed, including all major demographic, regional and political groups.

(See poll results here)

(Source: Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen


Pregnancy polling data,

March 2020)

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sex education curriculum adoption

how does the process work?



School health advisory councils (SHACS) hold at least two public meetings on the proposed curriculum.

community input

The SHAC presents the recommendation to the school board at a public meeting. 



The board of trustees adopts the curriculum

Young people in Texas deserve high-quality, medically accurate sex education.

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