- Nevada state law mandates that all schools establish a human sexuality course, though it is not required to be comprehensive. In addition, the course cannot be a requirement for graduation and therefore does not ensure that all students receive sex education.
- All sex ed curricula must emphasize abstinence as the only way to avoid pregnancy and STIs.
- Sex ed curricula are not required to include instruction on sexual orientation, gender identity, or consent.
- Parents must provide written consent for their children to participate in human sexuality education. This is referred to as an “opt-in” policy.
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 Nevada profile.