- Kentucky state law mandates the teaching of sexuality education, though curricula are not required to be comprehensive.
- All sex ed curricula must include instruction on abstinence as the desirable goal for school-age youth.
- Sex ed curricula are not required to include instruction on sexual orientation, gender identity, or consent.
- Sex education is mentioned within the “Practical Living (Health and Physical Education)” section of the Kentucky Academic Standards, and states that students must learn about “how decision-making relates to responsible sexual behavior … and impacts the physical, mental, and social well-being of an individual.”
Some Sex Ed Advocates Within the State
For more detailed information on how various districts in the state have been implementing these standards — and for recent legislation — you can read SIECUS’s Kentucky profile.