- Schools in Puerto Rico are required to teach sex education, though it is not required to be comprehensive or medically accurate.
- Sex ed curricula are not required to include instruction on sexual orientation, gender identity, or consent.
- Puerto Rico’s Programa de Salud Escolar (health education standards) include discussion on abstinence, safer-sex practices, and avoiding sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and HIV.
Some Sed Ed Advocates Within the Territory
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 Puerto Rico profile.