The Guidelines, developed by a national task force of experts in the fields of adolescent development, health care, and education, provide a framework of the key concepts topics, and messages that all sexuality education programs would ideally include.
Ensuring Equitable Access to High-Quality Sexual Health Care Services is part of SIECUS’ work to define, frame, and support a public discourse on sexual health and well-being and create a sexually healthy America. An individual’s ability to access high-quality health care, particularly sexual health care services, is essential to creating a sexually healthy America. While fundamental to our humanity, sexuality is also one of the most complex and politicized issues debated in the public health arena. Addressing sexuality and sexual health openly and honestly can be a powerful force for achieving significant outcomes in public and individual health, gender equity, and social justice. It is our hope that by researching and summarizing what is currently in place and providing accompanying recommendations of what high-quality sexual health care services can look like in the future, this report will help move our field closer to ensuring accessible, affordable, and confidential sexual health care services for people at different ages and stages of life.
New Expectations: Sexuality Education for Mid and Later Life