Interactive Map Showing States that Mandate Sexual Education 

Includes Specifics about Requirements Each State Must Follow when Providing Sexual Education

This is a map that marks all of the States in the U.S. that mandate sex education. 

Click on each blue dot to see the other requirements that each state must follow when providing sex education. 

Source: Sex and STD/HIV Education, State Policies in Brief, Guttmacher Institute, October 1, 2015.

Comparison of States that Must Include Information about the Importance of Sex Only Within Marriage when Providing Sexual Education

This donut chart shows the number and percentage of states that must include information about the importance of sex only within marriage when providing sexual education compared to those that do not. 

Curse over the different colors to see the exact numbers and percentages.  

Source: Sex and STD/HIV Education, State Policies in Brief, Guttmacher Institute, October 1, 2015.

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Comparison of States that Must Include Information on Contraception when Providing Sexual Education

This donut chart shows the number and percentage of states that must include information on contraception when providing sexual education compared to those that do not.

Curse over the different colors to see the exact numbers and percentages.  

Source: Sex and STD/HIV Education, State Policies in Brief, Guttmacher Institute, October 1, 2015.

Comparison of States that Must Include Information on Negative Outcomes of Teen Sex when Providing Sexual Education

This donut chart shows the number and percentage of states that must include information about the negative outcomes of teen sex when providing sexual education compared to those that do not. 

Curse over the different colors to see the exact numbers and percentages.  

Source: Sex and STD/HIV Education, State Policies in Brief, Guttmacher Institute, October 1, 2015.

Comparison of States that Must Include Information on Abstinence when Providing Sexual Education

This donut chart shows the comparison between the states that must stress abstinence, cover abstinence, or are not required to include any information on it at all when providing sexual education. 

Curse over the different colors to see the exact numbers and percentages.  

Source: Sex and STD/HIV Education, State Policies in Brief, Guttmacher Institute, October 1, 2015.