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Young people ages 15 to 24 represent 25 percent of the sexually active population, but acquire half of all new STIs, which amounts to 9.8 million new cases a year.About 3.2 million adolescent females are infected with at least one of the most common STIs.SB 1020 Amends existing law to allow school districts to provide sex education instruction unless a parent provides written permission for a student to opt out of instruction.Requires that school districts provide sex education that is medically accurate and age and developmentally appropriate in grades kindergarten through 12.Requires district that elect to provide education taught by outside consultants, or elect hold to an assembly to deliver such education by guest speakers, to request written permission from a pupil's parent or guardian.

The bill includes that accurate, age-appropriate and culturally responsive STI prevention curricula shall be provided to schools.Creates additional requirements for sex education, including the importance of using effective contraceptives to prevent unintended pregnancy, HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.Education requirements also include information to support students in developing healthy relationships and skills such as communication, critical thinking, problem solving and decision making.Young males also get STIs, but their infections often are undiagnosed and unreported because they are less likely to have symptoms or seek medical care.The most recent data available, in 2000, indicates the estimated direct medical costs for treating young people with sexually transmitted infections was .5 billion annually, excluding costs associated with HIV/AIDS.

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