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Texas Health and Safety Code - HEALTH & SAFETY § 163.002. Instructional Elements

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

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

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

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

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

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

(6)?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;

(7)?psychologically sound methods of resisting unwanted peer pressure; ?and

(8)?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, Penal Code.

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