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Northern Mariana Islands

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Commonwealth of the Northern Marina Islands Sex Education Snapshot

Sex education is not explicitly required in schools in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI); however, HIV/AIDS instruction is required through their comprehensive health education program. State law requires instruction on HIV/AIDS as well as “other sexually transmitted diseases as well as other communicable diseases, and the prevention of disease”. Further, the Public School System (PSS) is required to provide age-appropriate instruction on HIV from kindergarten through 12th grade. Students receive sex education three times during their education: once during grade 6, once during grade 7, and once in high school. 


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