State: Ohio

Ohio mandates sex and HIV/AIDS education. Sex education must stress abstinence, include information on the importance of sex only within marriage and negative outcomes of teen sex, advise students of the laws pertaining to financial responsibility of parents to children born in and out of wedlock and the circumstances under which it is criminal to have sexual contact with a person under the age of sixteen, and emphasize adoption as an option for unintended pregnancies. HIV/AIDS education must stress abstinence. Parents may opt out of sex and HIV/AIDS education.