Policy Positions

SIECUS: Sex Ed for Social Change

SIECUS: Sex Ed for Social Change advocates for complete sexuality education policies that prioritize inclusivity, evidence-based information, and empowerment. Their stance encompasses a broad spectrum of topics, including sexual health, relationships, consent, LGBTQIA+ inclusivity, reproductive rights, and the integration of technology with sexual health education. By promoting comprehensive sexuality education, addressing misinformation, and advocating for reproductive health education, SIECUS aims to create a more informed and equitable society where individuals have the resources and knowledge to make empowered decisions about their sexual health and well-being.

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SIECUS maintains a clear and evidence-based policy position regarding Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA) education. While recognizing the importance of teaching young people about delaying sexual activity and the value of healthy relationships, SIECUS also emphasizes the critical need for comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) that provides accurate information about contraception, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), consent, and LGBTQIA+ inclusivity. SRA programs often omit vital information and rely on fear-based messaging, which research shows to be ineffective and potentially harmful. Instead, SIECUS advocates for education that empowers young people to make informed decisions about their sexual health and relationships based on a thorough understanding of all relevant factors. By prioritizing comprehensive, inclusive, and evidence-based approaches, SIECUS aims to promote the well-being and autonomy of individuals of all ages.

Policy position of SRA here.


SIECUS stands at the forefront of advocating for comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) that includes thorough and accurate information about HIV prevention, transmission, and treatment. Their policy position underscores the imperative of addressing HIV within the broader context of sexual health education. SIECUS emphasizes the importance of destigmatizing HIV/AIDS, promoting regular testing, and advocating for access to healthcare services and treatment for all individuals, regardless of their HIV status. Through their advocacy efforts, SIECUS strives to empower individuals with the knowledge and resources necessary to prevent HIV transmission, challenge misconceptions, and support those living with HIV/AIDS in leading fulfilling lives.

POLICY Position on HIV here.


SIECUS champions a policy position that recognizes the vital importance of inclusive sexuality education for LGBTQIA+ individuals. Central to their advocacy is the belief that comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) must be affirming and inclusive of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, and expressions. SIECUS advocates for curricula that reflect the lived experiences of LGBTQIA+ individuals, providing accurate information about sexual health, relationships, and identity development. Their policy position emphasizes the need to combat discrimination and promote acceptance within educational settings, ensuring that LGBTQIA+ youth feel safe, supported, and empowered to navigate their identities and relationships with confidence and pride. Through their advocacy, SIECUS works tirelessly to create a more inclusive and equitable society for all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

POLICY Position on LGBTQ here.


SIECUS is a steadfast advocate for comprehensive reproductive health education that empowers individuals to make informed decisions about their bodies and reproductive choices. Their policy position emphasizes the importance of providing accurate, age-appropriate information about reproductive anatomy, contraception, pregnancy options, and reproductive rights. SIECUS believes that access to comprehensive reproductive health education is essential for promoting sexual autonomy, preventing unintended pregnancies and STIs, and reducing health disparities. Additionally, they advocate for inclusive education that addresses the unique needs and experiences of marginalized communities, including people of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, and those with disabilities. By prioritizing comprehensive reproductive health education, SIECUS seeks to support individuals in making healthy choices that align with their values and goals, ultimately contributing to their overall well-being and empowerment.

POLICY Position on REPRO here.