Every According to the federal law (Title IX), it

Every state has policies
in place in regards to sex education in schools. According to the National
Abortion Federation (2010), sex and HIV education is required in twenty states,
including the District of Columbia. Seventeen states sex education to include
the proper use of contraception. As well as, thirty-seven states providing data
on the benefits of. However, there are eleven states that do not require sex
education or HIV to be taught, which those states happen to have the highest
teen pregnancy rate.

Before 2011, New York only
had HIV education programs that also referenced the use of condoms and benefits
of abstinence. Today, the sex education programs are a one semester public
health/gym requirement. The issues in New York schools are that these programs need
to be updated and consistent especially since everything is found on the Internet
in a few seconds. In New York, about 90% of middle schools and high schools in
the city are do not have a licensed health education teacher (Guttmacher
Institute, 2013). I would recommend implementing a policy to require the New
York education system to have licensed and trained educators to provide
medically accurate information.

We Will Write a Custom Essay Specifically
For You For Only $13.90/page!

order now

According to the federal
law (Title IX), it bans any form of sex discrimination in public schools,
especially pregnant students. The extent of discrimination that did occur was
one of the main reasons for the increased school dropout rates. National
Abortion Federation (2010) stated, the lack of support and indirect forms of
discrimination includes:

Schools refusing to give excused absences
for pregnancy related doctor’s appointments

Teachers refusing to allow make-up work

Counselors pressuring students into transferring
to alternative schools

Exclusion from school activities based on
“morality” codes  

Discouraging and disapproving comments
from adults and students