Public schools throughout the United States have not expanded their instructions on how to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as HIV, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and reported by Reuters. Between 2008 and 2010, among 45 states surveyed, sex education programs remained stagnant and 11 states saw declines in instruction. The CDC suggests teaching 11 topics on HIV, STI and pregnancy prevention, but found that the percentage of schools teaching all of its topics in grades 6, 7 or 8 ranged from 12.6 percent in Arizona to 66.3 percent in New York.

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