State law addresses at least one component of a comprehensive sex education curriculum, appropriate to grade level.
Comprehensive Health Education Elementary Toolkit
The toolkit provides elementary health educators with resources for each mandated health education component area. The component areas address sexual stereotypes, human sexuality, abstinence, sexual abuse, family planning, the family life cycle, and the transmission and prevention of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases and infections.
Florida Statutes 1003.42 Required instruction.
(n) Comprehensive health education that addresses concepts of community health; consumer health; environmental health; family life, including an awareness of the benefits of sexual abstinence as the expected standard and the consequences of teenage pregnancy; mental and emotional health; injury prevention and safety; Internet safety; nutrition; personal health; prevention and control of disease; and substance use and abuse. The health education curriculum for students in grades 7 through 12 shall include a teen dating violence and abuse component that includes, but is not limited to, the definition of dating violence and abuse, the warning signs of dating violence and abusive behavior, the characteristics of healthy relationships, measures to prevent and stop dating violence and abuse, and community resources available to victims of dating violence and abuse.
Florida Statutes 1003.46 Health education.
(1) Each district school board may provide instruction in acquired immune deficiency syndrome education as a specific area of health education. Such instruction may include, but is not limited to, the known modes of transmission, signs and symptoms, risk factors associated with acquired immune deficiency syndrome, and means used to control the spread of acquired immune deficiency syndrome. The instruction shall be appropriate for the grade and age of the student and shall reflect current theory, knowledge, and practice regarding acquired immune deficiency syndrome and its prevention. (2) Throughout instruction in acquired immune deficiency syndrome, sexually transmitted diseases, or health education, when such instruction and course material contains instruction in human sexuality, a school shall: (a) Teach abstinence from sexual activity outside of marriage as the expected standard for all school-age students while teaching the benefits of monogamous heterosexual marriage. (b) Emphasize that abstinence from sexual activity is a certain way to avoid out-of-wedlock pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, including acquired immune deficiency syndrome, and other associated health problems. (c) Teach that each student has the power to control personal behavior and encourage students to base actions on reasoning, self-esteem, and respect for others. (d) Provide instruction and material that is appropriate for the grade and age of the student.