The Battalion

September 23, 2015

Raquel Ortega, a field coordinator at URGE: Unite for Reproductive and Gender Equity, a nonprofit organization, said while Texas’ sex education policies may not be exclusively to blame for not educating students on what sex is, there is still a glaring problem.

“If you’ll notice, there isn’t anything explicitly written about consent,” Ortega said. “Furthermore, if sex education must stress abstinence — always saying no — then how will anyone learn how to ask for what they want? Since consent isn’t stated as a requirement by law, no school has to talk about it.”