Young people need facts to avoid risky behavior. All health programs should be age-appropriate and medically-accurate.
While the primary goal of the CHEA was to standardize health education, the Sterling Report has revealed there’s no standard method of delivering instruction in sex education, nor is there a standardized textbook or curricula. Most textbooks used in South Carolina school districts fall short of providing full and medically-accurate sexual health education.
For example, some texts:
At the core, sex education should provide South Carolina’s young people with medically accurate, age-appropriate information about how their bodies work and how they can protect themselves from unintended pregnancies and STDs.