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NJ To Teach Students As Young As 13 About Anal Sex

Belgium, Brussels, 19 May 2013. Two dressed up gay men pose in the streets of Brussels. About 80,000 participants at the Belgian Pride Parade to celebrate the LGBT

At a glance

  • New state-wide sex ed standards in New Jersey teach students as young as 13 years old about anal sex and their pregnancy options, and school districts that fail to comply could face “disciplinary action,” or even a loss of funding.
  • The standards were adopted by the New Jersey Board of Education in June 2020, and schools are required to implement them beginning this month.
  • Amid concern from parents and school districts, the state Department of Education has warned that schools who fail to implement the new standards may face discipline.
  • The state standards describe what students should learn by each grade level, and it is up to the districts to design a curriculum to adhere to the standards.
  • By eighth grade, according to the New Jersey standards, students should “describe pregnancy testing, the signs of pregnancy, and pregnancy options, including parenting, abortion, and adoption;” and “Define vaginal, oral, and anal sex.”

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