S. 372: Real Education for Healthy Youth Act of 2013

Feb 14, 2013
Referred to Committee
0% chance of being enacted
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Frank Lautenberg
Senator from New Jersey
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30 pages
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H.R. 725 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 14, 2013


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Introduced Feb 14, 2013
Referred to Committee Feb 14, 2013
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1% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted.

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Full Title

A bill to provide for the reduction of unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, and the promotion of healthy relationships, and for other purposes.


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6 cosponsors (6D) (show)

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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Library of Congress Summary

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Real Education for Healthy Youth Act of 2013 - Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to award competitive grants to enable eligible entities to carry out programs that provide adolescents with comprehensive sex education to:
(1) replicate evidence-based sex education programs,
(2) substantially incorporate elements of evidence-based sex education programs, or
(3) create a demonstration project based on generally accepted characteristics of effective sex education programs.
Sets forth provisions regarding evaluation of such programs.
Requires the Secretary to establish a common set of performance measures to assess the implementation and impact of grant programs funded under this Act.
Requires the Secretary to award competitive grants to: (1) institutions of higher education to enable such institutions to provide young people with comprehensive sex education with an emphasis on reducing HIV, other sexually transmitted infections, and unintended pregnancy; and (2) eligible entities to train targeted faculty and staff in order to increase effective teaching of comprehensive sex education for elementary and secondary school students.
Prohibits programs funded under this Act from discriminating on the basis of actual or perceived sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion.
Prohibits federal funds provided under this Act from being used for health education programs that: (1) deliberately withhold life-saving information about HIV; (2) are medically inaccurate or have been scientifically shown to be ineffective; (3) promote gender stereotypes; (4) are insensitive and unresponsive to the needs of sexually active youth or lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender youth; or (5) are inconsistent with the ethical imperatives of medicine and public health.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to repeal a prohibition against the use of appropriations for AIDS prevention programs to provide education or information designed to promote or encourage, directly, homosexual or heterosexual activity or intravenous substance abuse.
Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to repeal a prohibition against the use of authorized funds to operate a program of contraceptive distribution in schools.

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