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Texas Health and Safety Code - HEALTH & SAFETY § 163.001. Program

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(a) The department shall develop a model public health education program suitable for school-age children and shall make the program available to any person on request.  The program should emphasize:

(1) that abstinence from sexual intercourse is the most effective protection against unwanted teenage pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) when transmitted sexually;

(2) that abstinence from sexual intercourse outside of lawful marriage is the expected societal standard for school-age unmarried persons;  and

(3) the physical, emotional, and psychological dangers of substance abuse, including the risk of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) through the sharing of needles during intravenous drug usage.

(b) Course materials and instruction relating to sexual education or sexually transmitted diseases should be age appropriate.

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