Washoe Schools Updates Sex Education Terms

(Reno, NV) — The Washoe County School Board is updating terminology used during fourth and fifth grade sex education courses. At Tuesday’s meeting, board members voted to use terms like “boys and people with a penis,” and “girls and people with a vulva” during lessons about the human body and sexuality. The phrases were recommended by a district committee to be more inclusive. Last year, the Washoe County School District updated its sexuality and health curriculum for the first time in two decades.