Anyone who’s been paying attention knows that high school sex education in the United States is an unholy mess. And as a result, an alarming number of students enter college with little knowledge about how their bodies work in terms of reproductive health.
You heard about the survey, and you wanted to click in and tell us about the sex education you got in high school, but it just wasn’t a good time. You decided you’d get to it later. And the time just got away from you. I’m here to remind you: this is your last chance. Survey closes on October 13, 2015.
We opened Throb’s sex education survey two weeks ago: it’s our attempt to collect data that can help us make sense of the United States’ district-by-district patchwork of coursework and requirements.
The way we teach sex education in the United States is such a crazy-quilt of curricula that it’s hard to know what’s being taught to our high school students, or how accurately. And when we lack that kind of data, we can easily make some pretty terrible mistakes.
It’s hard to talk about sex education in the United States. Not just because conservative protesters try to prevent their local schools from teaching it, but because–as John Oliver pointed out last month in a spot-on segment of Last Week Tonight–lesson plans in US schools are wildly inconsistent, varying dramatically…
Sex educators Megara Bell and Brian Flaherty (both from the Boston group Partners in Sex Education) are a little stiff on camera, but the message of their delightful science demonstration (with controls!) is clear. If you’re in a pinch, microwavable plastic wrap is impermeable to viruses and you can use it to fashion…
We know John H. Kellogg as the man who invented Corn Flakes and unleashed bran-filled diet fads on an unwary 19th century public. But he was also the author of an influential sex education book that was all about the dangers of self-pleasuring.