Category: Comprehensive School Age Health

October 22, 2018

Election Day is coming; will Ohio’s candidates make adolescent reproductive health a priority?

In Ohio, sex education varies among school districts and is often episodic and inconsistent. Research shows that when sex education is comprehensive (builds on itself, is taught Kindergarten through twelfth-grade), age-appropriate, evidence-based, medically accurate and inclusive (of all genders, sexual orientations, race and ethnicities) it can delay sexual initiation. It can also reduce unintended pregnancy,...

August 13, 2018

“They give you all this information but don’t want you to use it ever”: Cuyahoga County teens share conversations about their sexual health education experiences

Comprehensive, medically accurate, evidence-based and inclusive sex education is vital to providing young people with the foundation they need to have healthy relationships, positive body image and to make informed decisions about their sexual and reproductive health. Ohio is the only state in the country without health standards. Ohio is the only state in the...