Lots of kids wonder about this. Here are some of the basics.
Pleasure-based sex education allows young people to safely explore and develop critical thinking around sex and relationships.
Oral sex is common among young people. Protection from STIs is not.
Teens deserve to be empowered by knowledge of the pleasures of sex.
Results from our preliminary study strongly challenge the assumption that Indonesian parents are barriers to the delivery of school-based sexual health education.
When it comes to teaching about cycles in schools, the period dominates the story — but it’s important we teach about the ovulation part of the cycle, too.
As teens forge their post-pandemic identities, let’s afford them the ‘dignity of risk,’ in their whole lives including their sexualities.
People may not be using condoms at the same rate as before, but it is difficult to know for sure because there is a lack of data.
Parents can play an important role helping youth navigate the messages they see on YouTube about sexual consent.
Progressive responses that problematize Ontario’s new opt-out policy for sex ed might reinforce the misleading idea that parents are an obstacle to their children’s sex education.
Youth who are sexting are four times more likely to be having sex. They are five times more likely to have had multiple sexual partners and twice as likely not to be using contraception.
MeToo has brought tremendous attention to the issue of sexual violence, and a Calgary-based male-only education and mentorship program is responding.
Alberta’s Bill 44 requiring schools to alert parents when they’re teaching sex ed should be amended in order to protect both youth health and education towards democracy.
Sex, sexuality, respectful relationships, and gender all need to be discussed in schools as a measure to combat discrimination against LGBTQ people, rising rates of STIs and violence against women.
Just as Prime Minister Morrison does not want others to impose their values on his kids, he should not impose his on others by limiting sex and sexuality education to what he deems acceptable.
The story of how Nigeria and Mississippi implemented comprehensive sexual education programs despite local opposition offers important lessons about how to boost adolescent sexual health.
With Doug Ford Nation taking over Ontario, our school curriculum, especially sexual education, is at risk of being censored and being thrown back to a time when diverse sexualities was a mystery.