Many public schools across New York provide sex-ed curriculum that is inaccurate, incomplete, and stigmatizing. Curriculum in New York often does little to educate students on sexually transmitted infections. LGBTQ students are largely stigmatized or ignored entirely. Even basic information on anatomy are inaccurate, and often reinforces negative gender stereotypes.
The Education Policy Center works to require schools across the state to teach comprehensive, medically accurate, age-appropriate, intersectional, inclusive sexuality education. This requirement will include lessons on discrimination, bullying and harassment, gender expression and identity, how to access healthcare, and healthy decision making.