SIECUS Celebrates Sex Ed for All Month
For Immediate Release
May 1, 2022
Contact: Michelle Slaybaugh
WASHINGTON, DC – In May, SIECUS celebrates Sex Ed for All Month, a month dedicated to supporting, promoting and raising awareness for the importance and numerous benefits of medically accurate, age-appropriate, gender affirming and comprehensive sex education for young people in K-12 grades across the nation.
Christine Soyong Harley, president and CEO of SIECUS: Sex Ed for Social Change released the following statement:
“Today, SIECUS is pleased to join its partners in the Sex Education Collaborative in celebrating Sex Ed for All Month. Sex education is a necessity, and through our collaborative, we are proud to highlight how critically important comprehensive sex education is for our nation’s youth.
“It is irrefutable that young people who have access to high-quality, inclusive sex education that affirm their identities and teach with facts instead of shame have better sexual health outcomes, can enjoy healthier relationships, are less at risk of experiencing or perpetuating sexual violence, and are better prepared to make decisions for themselves about their futures. It is unfathomable why anyone would want less for their child.
“Cultural conservatives may be intensifying their attacks against sex education, but as a leader in the sex education field, SIECUS will always stand firm and act with urgency to advance the health, safety and security of our nation’s youth.”
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SIECUS: Sex Ed for Social Change has served as the national voice for sex education since 1964, asserting that sexuality is a fundamental part of being human, one worthy of dignity and respect. Through advocacy, policy and coalition building, SIECUS advances sex education as a vehicle for social change—where all people receive sex education, are affirmed in their identities, and have power to make decisions about their own health, pleasure and wholeness.