- Ohio state law mandates the teaching of sexuality education, though it is not required to be comprehensive.
- All sex ed curricula must emphasize abstinence.
- Sex ed curricula are not required to include instruction on sexual orientation, gender identity, or consent.
- Upon written request of a parent or guardian, a student may be excused from receiving any or all sex education instruction. This is referred to as an “opt-out” policy.
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 Ohio profile.