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Fact Sheet: "Sex Ed & Parental Consent Policies: Opt-In vs. Opt-Out"
When discussing sex education in schools, it's important to understand laws regarding parental consent. These include provisions allowing parents to opt in or opt out of sex education instruction for their children. (April 2018)

Fact Sheet: "Sexual Risk Avoidance" = "Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage"
"Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA)" is the same, failed abstinence-only-until-marriage (AOUM) approach to sex ed. What's changed? The name. What hasn't? Everything else. (March 2018)

Fact Sheet: The Real Education for Healthy Youth Act 
In the 115th Congress, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) reintroduced the Real Education for Healthy Youth Act (REHYA), legislation that would provide young people with the comprehensive sexuality education they need to lead sexually healthy lives. (September 2017)

Fact Sheet: The Youth Access to Sexual Health Services Act 
In the 115th Congress, Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Congresswoman Alma Adams (D-NC) reintroduced the Youth Access to Sexual Health Services Act, the "Yass Act," legislation that would provide community grants to increase and improve the linkage and access of marginalized young people to sexual and reproductive health care and related services. (July 2017)

Fact Sheet: Advance Sexuality Education
Support federal adolescent sexual health promotion programs and key sexual health education legislation, and eliminate abstinence-only-until-marriage programs. (June 2017)

Fact Sheet: Federal Programs Cheat Sheet
Information on the  federal adolescent sexual health education and promotion programs to support and the abstinence-only-until-marriage programs to eliminate. (January 2017)

Funding Table: History of Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Federal Programs
When and how more than $2 billion has been wasted on federal abstinence-only-until-marriage programs since 1982. (April 2018)

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