#SexEducator of the Week: Bill Taverner

What project in sex ed are you currently working on?

Sue Milstein and I have finished editing Positive Images: Teaching about Contraception and Sexual Health, which was recently published! I am also working on the 13th edition of Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Human Sexuality with Ryan McKee, and a few other projects in line. And, of course, the National Sex Ed Conference!


Bill Taverner, M.A., C.S.E., is the executive director of the Center for Family Life Education and the editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Sexuality Education. He has co-authored many sex ed teaching resources, including Making Sense of Abstinence; Older, Wiser, Sexually Smarter; Sex Ed 101; eight editions of Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Human Sexuality; and the two-volume third edition of Teaching Safer Sex, which received the 2013 AASECT Book Award. A trainer of thousands throughout the United States, who has twice advocated for sexuality education at U.S. Congressional briefings, Bill has received other awards for leadership in sexuality education: AASECT’s first “Schiller Prize” for best workshop using interactive strategies; Planned Parenthood’s “Golden Apple Award” for educational leadership; a Sexual Intelligence award naming him named “one of the country’s pre-eminent sex educators, trainers, and sex education theorists,” and the “Golden Brick Award” for “encouraging the growth of sex ed professionals.”

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