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SIECUS Joins Allies in Congress in Support of Sex Ed for All Month

SIECUS Joins Allies in Congress in Support of Sex Ed for All Month

For Immediate Release: May 4, 2021

Washington, DC –– The month of May is being recognized as “Sex Ed for All Month: Equity and Access for All” via a Congressional resolution spearheaded by Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA). Christine Soyong Harley, SIECUS’ President & CEO, released the following statement in response: 

“The month of May, historically recognized as ‘Teen Pregnancy Prevention’ month, will once again and forevermore, be designated as ‘Sex Ed for All Month: Equity and Access for All, thanks to the leadership of Congresswoman Jayapal. 

We are grateful for the Congressional recognition of this important month, when advocates, policy makers, and individuals across the nation can take action to invest in a future where all young people have access to inclusive, honest sex education that connects with needed health services. 

Young people face vast systemic inequities, structural barriers, and racial disparities in accessing sexual health information. SIECUS envisions an equitable nation where all people receive sex education, are affirmed in their identities, and have power to make decisions about their own health, pleasure and wholeness. Through comprehensive, inclusive sex education, we believe that young people can be affirmed and empowered in their own bodies, health, and wholeness.

SIECUS joins the numerous calls from advocates across the country supporting the Congressional resolution, and thanks Congresswoman Jayapal for her leadership in uplifting this important topic.



SIECUS: Sex Ed for Social Change has served as the national voice for sex education for more than 55 years, asserting that sexuality is a fundamental part of being human, one worthy of dignity and respect. Through policy, advocacy, education, and strategic communications efforts, SIECUS advances sex education as a vehicle for social change—working toward a world where all people can access and enjoy sexual and reproductive freedom as they define it for themselves.