Promoting Comprehensive Reproductive Health Education

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Many young people do not receive developmentally appropriate, science-based sexual health education in their schools. Medically accurate, age-appropriate, and inclusive sexual health education and services have been shown to increase positive health outcomes and decrease instances of unintended pregnancy and the spread of sexually transmitted infection.

When young people can obtain the information and services that they need, they are able to make healthier decisions to live successful lives. Positive adolescent health outcomes support education completion, readying young people for a successful transition into adulthood.

CCS works to ensure that access to medically accurate, age-appropriate, and inclusive sexual health education – also known as comprehensive sex education – and services are available to all young people. This includes convening of key stakeholders, development of reproductive health education curriculum, providing training for local school districts, public health outreach to clinicians, research on local practice and advocacy for sound adolescent health policy.

To learn more about what we are doing to raise awareness and access, see our research.