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Human Sexuality & Family Life Education

Human Sexuality

The New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards for Comprehensive Health and Physical Education require all students to learn about human relationships and sexuality (Standard 2.4). 

The focus of the standards is on healthy relationships with family and friends, as well as positive and healthy sexual development.   The standards also emphasize abstinence and the prevention of unhealthy behaviors that might lead to HIV infection, STIs and pregnancy.  Finally, the standards help students understand the demands of pregnancy and parenting.