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Sex Ed


While there is not one universal definition of “comprehensive sexuality education” (CSE) and what it includes, CSE is a highly controversial, “rights-based” approach to sex education that encompasses a great deal more than just teaching children and youth about sexual intercourse and human reproduction. CSE is now being implemented in most countries around the world.

Comprehensive sexuality education programs seek to change society by changing sexual and gender norms and teaching youth to advocate for their sexual rights. Most CSE programs promote acceptance of diverse sexual identities and orientations and have an almost obsessive focus on sexual pleasure, instructing children and youth at the earliest ages on how to obtain sexual pleasure in a variety of ways.


SRA is a sex education approach based on a recognized and often-used public health model known as “risk avoidance” or “primary prevention.” It is the standard approach used to address risk behaviors such as underage drinking and smoking and is entirely appropriate and beneficial in addressing the risk of teen sex.

Compared to their peers, students in SRA programs are:
  • Much more likely to delay sexual initiation.
  • If sexually active, they are much more likely to discontinue or decrease their sexual activity.
  • No less likely to use a condom if they initiate sex.
  • More likely to excel academically
  • Less likely to engage in other risk behaviors (Add to resource page): Here are the links to 3 alternative Sexual Risk Avoidance Programs we would suggest instead of the proposed CSE:
SRA Curriculum 1
SRA Curriculum 2
SRA Curriculum 3


A school must obtain written permission from the parent to teach the sex-ed portion of the health curriculum to the student.

Parents have access to the information taught to their children.


A School does not need to notify parents or receive written permission from parents to teach the sex-education portion of the curriculum.

Opt-out gives schools free license to teach what they want when they want. This means they do not need to inform parents of what will be taught in the school, or when it will be taught.

It also allows special interest groups like Planned Parenthood to teach sex-ed in the classroom who are not accountable to parents. It means parents will not know what is taught, when it is taught, and it will not be limited to the health curriculum.


  • Parents should know their rights and the law (NRS 389.036).
  • Parents have the right to know what is being taught at school and can view sex education curriculum available in the school office before it is taught. All media, articles and lessons should be available for parents to review.
  • In Nevada, students can opt to take Health online during the summer and create room for an additional elective the following year in their schedule. Parents have the right to opt-their child out of the sex-ed portion of Health or choose another option. BYU offers an excellent option or online SRA curricula available in the Resources section.
  • Develop a relationship with your child’s teacher. Communicate your commitment to your child’s education and any concerns you may have.
  • Be proactive in addressing healthy sexuality with your kids. Create a home atmosphere where it’s safe to ask questions.