- New Mexico state law mandates the teaching of sexuality education as part of their health education requirement.
- All sex ed curricula must stress abstinence.
- Sex ed curricula are not required to be comprehensive, to include instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity, or to include instruction on consent.
- Parents and guardians can request to remove their student from sex ed instruction. This is referred to as an “opt-out” policy.
- State standards on sexuality education can be found in the Health Education Content Standards.
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 New Mexico profile.