Who Is Measuring the Effects of Comprehensive Sexuality Education?

Last week, the International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) reported on the Girls’ Power Initiative (GPI)—a youth development organization—and on how they were struggling to measure the impact of the comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) programs they were providing in Nigeria. Comfort Ikpeme, a coordinator for the GPI, wrote of how her organization has been using the Voice, Action, Comportment,… Read more »

Why Comprehensive Sex Ed and Consent Education Go Hand in Hand

In the past few years, issues of consent—and a shift from “no means no” to “yes means “yes”—have placed consent education and rape prevention at the forefront of the sex ed debate. In 2014, Rolling Stone published “A Rape on Campus,” and then retracted the piece after many parts of the story were called into question. In… Read more »

UNESCO Releases a Global Review on Comprehensive Sexuality Education

Last week, we blogged about the evolution—and bifurcated state of—sexuality education in the United States, especially in light of President Barack Obama’s proposed budget cuts to abstinence-only education programs. In the coming months, it will be interesting to see how his proposal shapes sex education curricula going forward. But what about sex ed around the… Read more »

Sex Ed in the News

The biggest news last week: California’s new sex ed law! From consent education to accurate representations of LGBTQ families, California has stepped into the role of a leader in state-based comprehensive sexuality education. You can read the bill itself here: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB329 The bill puts forth the following as it’s aims and goals: (1) To provide pupils with… Read more »

Sex Ed in the News

Follow the Sex Eddie News! New England prep schools overhaul sex ed programs after rape trial Some of the largest, oldest, and most prestigious New England private high schools (including Phillips Exeter Academy, Phillips Academy, and St. Paul’s School) are reconsidering their approach to sexuality education. Consent and respect are among the foci of the newly… Read more »