sexual education, k-12 education, education, higher education, education law, law
Our Nation overwhelmingly supports sexual education in public
schools. A study by Siecus found that 98% of people surveyed support
sexual education in public high schools and 89% in public middle
schools. Unfortunately for some students, they will receive no sexual
education of very limited, ineffective sexual education, simply because
of where they live. Even if a student is fortunate to live in an
area which has or requires sexual education, this education may be
There have been countless advocates for sexual education.
With the rise of each new sexual education concern, advocates emerge
as if in waves. Most recently the sexual education debate examines
whether to include curriculum regarding varying sexual preferences.
In Part One of this article I will briefly examine the data regarding
the rates of rape in various states, which will be the states I use in
Part Two. In Part Two I will examine the National Health Education
Standards as well as the states analyzed in Part One. Finally, in Part
Three, I will examine additional factors which could contribute to the
rates of rape in various states. In addition to the sexual education
standards, other factors will be discussed which may also affect the
rate of rape in a state.
"Sexual Education as a Form of Sexual Assault Prevention: A Survey of Sexual Education Among States with the Highest and Lowest Rates of Rape,"
BYU Education & Law Journal: Vol. 2020:
1, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byu_elj/vol2020/iss1/5