SEX ED FOR TEENS
Parents – did you know that talking with your teen about safer sex can make a huge difference?
In a national survey, teens reported that their parents have the greatest influence over their decisions about sex. Open and honest communication about sex, relationships, and HIV, STD, and pregnancy prevention can help protect your teen’s health and reduce their chances of engaging in risky behaviors.
To help you and your teen get the conversation started, we’re offering free sessions of our Sex [Ed] Matters program to 12-to-17-year-olds this spring.
WHY IT MATTERS
Sex [Ed] Matters is an 8-hour program based on Making Proud Choices, an evidence-based curriculum that gives teens the information, skills, and confidence they need to reduce their risk of STDs, HIV, and pregnancy. It also provides a safe space for youth to ask questions, share their knowledge and gain new information on how to keep themselves safe and prepared in their relationship.
Sex education DOES matter. Teenage pregnancy prevention is more important than ever before. And with Internet sources like TikTok and Instagram to consider, kids need our help sorting through the myths and realities of sex education to stay safe.
Students will be sent home with materials to share with their parents, so you and your child can continue the sexual health conversation together. Take-home materials will include an overview of the discussed topics, video links, conversation prompts, and information on area resources where you or your child can receive more information.
WHat WILL BE COVERED
- Birth control options
- Condom use + importance
- STD / STI facts
- HIV / AIDs facts
- Setting personal boundaries
- Relationships and technology
- Healthy communication
Sex [Ed] Matters Resources
- Sex [Ed] Matters Summary Sheet
- Sex [Ed] Matters Brochure for Parents