Rep. Stan McClain’s (R) proposed legislation, House Bill 1069, would ban teaching students about health, reproductive health, or sexually transmitted diseases before sixth grade. State Representative Ashley Gantt had questions.
According to recent statistics, 53% of girls by age 12 will get their first period. And that age is going down every decade.
Source: The New Republic
A Florida Republican lawmaker has introduced a bill to restrict sex education in public schools that would also prohibit younger students from discussing their periods with school officials.
The bill, originally introduced in February, would ban teaching students about health, reproductive health, or sexually transmitted diseases before sixth grade.
“Does this bill prohibit conversations about menstrual cycles? Because we know that typically the ages is between 10 and 15. So if little girls experience their menstrual cycles in fifth grade or fourth grade, will that prohibit conversations from them since they are in a grade lower than sixth grade?” state Representative Ashley Gantt asked during a House Education Quality Subcommittee meeting on Wednesday.
The bill’s sponsor, Republican state Representative Stan McClain, admitted the measure would.