TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – A state lawmaker from Miami has filed a proposal that would revamp sex-education requirements in public schools, including calling for instruction that involves “medically accurate information about all methods of contraception and each method’s effectiveness rate.”READ MORE: 2 Hospitalized Following Shooting On Turnpike
The proposal, sponsored by Democrat Senator Dwight Bullard, was filed for the 2016 legislative session, which starts in January.READ MORE: Miami Weather: Enjoy Cooler Temps, Warmer Trend On The Way
It would repeal a law that focuses heavily on teaching abstinence from sexual activity outside of marriage. Bullard’s bill cites a high rate of unintended pregnancies in Florida and high rates of sexually transmitted diseases. It would allow parents to request that their students be excused from portions of human-sexuality programs or classes.
Rep. Reggie Fullwood, D-Jacksonville, earlier filed an identical bill in the House.MORE NEWS: Cold Fronts Bring More Than Just Cool Dry Air To South Florida
The News Service of Florida contributed to this report.