Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 163.002
Instructional Elements

Course materials and instruction relating to sexual education or sexually transmitted diseases should include:


an emphasis on sexual abstinence as the only completely reliable method of avoiding unwanted teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases;


an emphasis on the importance of self-control, responsibility, and ethical conduct in making decisions relating to sexual behavior;


statistics, based on the latest medical information, that indicate the efficacy of the various forms of contraception;


information concerning the laws relating to the financial responsibilities associated with pregnancy, childbirth, and child rearing;


information concerning the laws prohibiting sexual abuse and the legal and counseling options available to victims of sexual abuse;


information on how to cope with and rebuff unwanted physical and verbal sexual advances, as well as the importance of avoiding the sexual exploitation of other persons;


psychologically sound methods of resisting unwanted peer pressure; and


emphasis, provided in a factual manner and from a public health perspective, that homosexuality is not a lifestyle acceptable to the general public and that homosexual conduct is a criminal offense under Section 21.06 (Homosexual Conduct), Penal Code.
Added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 14, Sec. 51, eff. Sept. 1, 1991.

Source: Section 163.002 — Instructional Elements, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­163.­htm#163.­002 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Dec. 2, 2023

§ 163.002’s source at texas​.gov