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Texas School Districts Skimping on Sex Education, Report Says

More than 83 percent of Texas school districts taught abstinence-only or no sex education at all in the 2015-16 school year, according to a new report from the Texas Freedom Network.

Despite the high share, that percentage is down from around a decade ago, when the organization first examined the issue and found that 96 percent of school districts taught abstinence-only or no sex education.

And while the percentage of Texas public school districts teaching abstinence-only education declined – from 94 percent in the 2007-08 school year to 58.3 percent – the share teaching no sex education at all catapulted from 2.3 percent in the 2007-08 school year to more than 25 percent in the 2015-16 school year.