Sex Ed in the News

Schools in India Will Incorporate Transgender Issues into Sex Ed In New Delhi, the Department of Education has announced that it will incorporate transgender issues into mandatory sex and relationship education classes. These changes will go into effect for all primary and secondary schools beginning in September 2019. Schools in St. Louis Officially Moving Past… Read more »

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Wisconsin School District Looks To Update Curriculum, Receives Push-Back In Wisconsin, the Neenah Joint School District was considering changes to a sex ed curriculum that hasn’t been updated in over a decade. The curriculum as it stood was abstinence-based. The school board has since voted to approve changes that include proper condom use and gender… Read more »

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 School in Missouri Forced to Halt Sex Ed Classes One mother in Missouri took to Facebook to complain about her son’s middle school when she discovered he’d started learning from a sex ed curriculum she considered to be age-inappropriate…without her ever being given the chance to opt out. After word spread, the school was forced… Read more »

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Thrive St. Louis Program Continues Draw Fire from Locals Throughout the past year, we’ve shared stories out of St. Louis about push-back against the abstinence-focused Thrive program. The controversy continues with the circulation of a petition asking Lindbergh Schools’ Board of Education to remove the program from the district and replace it with a more comprehensive… Read more »

How I Got Into Sex…Ed — Meet Lauren Barineau

We are running excerpts from How I Got Into Sex…Ed. Get a free copy of the ebook here. Order the print book here. Lauren Barineau How I Got Into Sex…Ed Growing up, my family dynamic was one of open dialogue, which sometimes included typically taboo subjects such as sex. One specific discussion that I believe directly shaped… Read more »

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Michigan Senator Pushes for Affirmative Consent Sex Ed Bill In Michigan, Democratic Senator Curtis Hertel Jr., is sponsoring a bill that would require schools that already teach sex education to include information about the importance of asking for consent. Hertel believes affirmative consent is important because of the way in which the onus too often… Read more »

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Sex Ed Class at University in China Becomes Most Popular Class At China’s Wuhan University of Technology Huaxia College, a new elective titled “Sexual Health and Culture” has become the hottest course on campus. Some say the popularity of this class only underscores the need to reform China’s sex ed system, and to provide students with… Read more »

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Parents in Victoria, Australia Shocked Over High School’s Push of Abstinence-Focused Sex Ed Parents of students at Officer Secondary College were displeased upon receiving an email promoting abstinence as part of the school’s Respectful Relationships curriculum, a state government initiative aimed at stamping out domestic violence, and which is also designed to challenge gender stereotypes… Read more »

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U.S. Senators Reintroduce Bill To Expand Sex Ed Programs A group of U.S. Senators has reintroduced a bill that would significantly expand sex ed programs, ensuring federal funding for programs that are “evidence-based, age appropriate, medically accurate, and culturally appropriate.” Called the Real Education for Healthy Youth Act (REHYA), it would establish stricter criteria for sex… Read more »

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 Parents in San Diego Continue to Protest Sex Ed Curriculum We’ve linked in the past to stories of parents in the San Diego Unified School District calling for a suspension of the present sex ed curriculum. The unrest continues, and parents in the district have created an online petition calling for the program’s suspension. At… Read more »

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Trump’s Proposed 2018 Budget Favors Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Doing what he does best, sexologist Justin Lehmiller gives a breakdown of how Trump’s proposed 2018 budget would provide more funding to abstinence-only sex ed programs than ever before. Check out the numbers here. Georgia Public Schools Continue to Field Sex Ed Complaints In Gwinnett County, Georgia, parents, students,… Read more »

13 Reasons Why Bullying Prevention Is An Important Part of Sex Ed

Earlier this year, Netflix released the 13-episode, original TV series 13 Reasons Why, a drama-mystery about a high school student who commits suicide after a series of bullying incidents. While the show received positive reviews from many critics, it also brought controversy, with many viewers criticizing its portrayals of teen angst, depression, self-harm, and suicidal ideation, warning… Read more »

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Abstinence-Only Programs Rebrand Themselves With The Term ‘Sexual Risk Avoidance’ With plans to renew funding for abstinence-based sexual education programs looming, those behind such programs are attempting an image rebranding, renaming themselves sexual risk avoidance programs. Such linguistic wordplay is an attempt to project an image of public health promotion. Salon has a great write-up… Read more »

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How Trump’s Proposed Budget Would Affect Sex Ed Probably one of the largest concerns since the presidential election has been the question of what impact the election results would have on sex ed funding going forward. Over the past eight years, more and more funding has been funneled toward comprehensive sex ed programs, while funding… Read more »

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Arkansas Student Receives 25K Signatures Pushing for Required Sex Education A student in Arkansas was inspired by an assignment in her public speaking class that had her researching teen pregnancy statistics across the state. Deciding that the answer lay in mandated sex education, she circulated a petition on the topic, which has garnered more than… Read more »

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School Board in Edmonton, Canada Calls for More Comprehensive Sex Ed Folks on the Edmonton Public Schools board in Alberta, Canada discussed sex education at their latest meeting, amid concerns that what was already being offered was sub-par. At the meeting, board members passed a motion to call on the Alberta government for “more comprehensive, medically based,… Read more »

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Palo Alto Becomes Latest California District To Bump Up Again New Laws Parents in Palo Alto, California, are threatening legal action because of the new sex ed curriculum being offered to middle schoolers. The school district updated their curriculum in order to remain in compliance with California’s Healthy Youth Act. Parents insist, however, that the… Read more »