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House Bill 296 seeks to incorporate sex-education for all grades

This act is entitled the 'Education for Healthy Youth Act. '
Posted at 10:45 AM, Jan 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-29 10:47:39-05

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18)  — Kentucky lawmakers are considering creating "age-appropriate" sex education beginning at the Kindergarten level.

House Bill 296 was introduced as part of the regular session. The bill proposes "age and developmentally appropriate" topics for teaching sex education in order to increase knowledge.

Democrat Lisa Willner is sponsoring the bill for comprehensive sex education to promote awareness and prevention of unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, sexual abuse and dating violence among young Kentuckians. It also seeks to prevent schools from restricting instructors from answering questions related to the sex curriculum.

Abstinence education will also be part of the curriculum.

The bill does allow parents to opt their child out of the classes.