State law requires teaching comprehensive sex education, medically-accurate sex education, or otherwise addresses all elements of comprehensive sex education as defined by the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States.
Health Education Strand 6: Human Development
This document describes sexual health as a component of health education curricula.
UT Code Ann 53G-10-402
(b) The state board shall make rules that, and instruction shall: (i) stress the importance of abstinence from all sexual activity before marriage and fidelity after marriage as methods for preventing certain communicable diseases; (ii) stress personal skills that encourage individual choice of abstinence and fidelity; (iii) prohibit instruction in: (A) the intricacies of intercourse, sexual stimulation, or erotic behavior; (B) the advocacy of premarital or extramarital sexual activity; or (C) the advocacy or encouragement of the use of contraceptive methods or devices; and (iv) except as provided in Subsection (2)(d), allow instruction to include information about contraceptive methods or devices that stresses effectiveness, (3)(a) A student shall receive instruction in the courses described in Subsection (2) on at least two occasions during the period that begins with the beginning of grade 8 and the end of grade 12.
Utah Core State Standard for Health Education
HE Standard: Students will understand reproductive anatomy and physiology, pregnancy, disease prevention, healthy relationships, and refusal skills. Utah Code requires parental notification for instruction on child sexual abuse prevention and parental consent for instruction on sex education. Instruction shall stress the benefit of abstinence before marriage and fidelity after marriage Identify practices for prevention of common sexually transmitted diseases/infections (STD/STI). a. Define and discuss sexual abstinence as it relates to STD/STI prevention. b. Compare and contrast the effectiveness of various risk-reducing behaviors, including condoms, as a method of preventing STD/STI
(2) Instructional materials adopted as described in Subsection (1) shall: (a) comply with the criteria of Subsection 53G-10-402(2)(h) and: (b) be medically accurate; (c) be approved by a majority vote of the LEA governing board present at a public meeting of the LEA governing board; (d) be available for reasonable review opportunities to residents of the school district or parents of charter school students prior to consideration for adoption; and (e) comply with the county data review requirements as outlined in Subsection 53G-10-402(8).