- North Dakota state law mandates the teaching of sexuality education, though it is not required to be comprehensive.
- All sex ed curricula must be abstinence-based and must stress the health benefits of remaining abstinent until marriage.
- Sex ed curricula are not required to include instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity, though the North Dakota Health Education Content Standards include discussion of sexual orientation in their definition of sexuality.
- Sex ed curricula are not required to include instruction on consent.
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 North Dakota profile.