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Sex Ed by State

Click on a state below to see its laws regarding sex education.


Florida does not mandate sex or HIV/AIDS education, but it does mandate comprehensive health education.

 Comprehensive health education must:

  • Stress abstinence
  • Include information on the consequences of teen pregnancy

If HIV/AIDS education is provided, it must:

  • Stress abstinence
  • Be age-appropriate
  • Teach that each student has the power to control personal behavior
  • Encourage students to base actions on:
  • Reasoning
  • Self-esteem
  • Respect for others

Parents may opt out of sex and HIV/AIDs education.

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