New York City Requires Public Schools to Teach Comprehensive Sex Ed

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In 2011, when New York State did not require sex education in schools, New York City filled the gap (as of the end of 2017, a bill mandating sex education was in the state Senate Education Committee). The city rolled out a strategy to improve the lives of black and Latino teenagers that included a mandate for public middle and high schools to provide sex-education classes that include lessons on how to use a condom and discussion of appropriate age for sex. It requires a semester of sex education in 6th or 7th grade and again in 9th or 10th grade.