Sex Ed for All Month Concludes with Congressional Support
Members Introduce the Real Education and Access for Healthy Youth Act (REAHYA)
Advocates for Youth applauds Representative Pramila Jayapal for introducing a resolution to support Sex Ed for All Month, and Senators Mazie K. Hirono and Cory Booker and Representatives Barbara Lee and Alma Adams for introducing the Real Education and Access for Healthy Youth Act (REAHYA). REAHYA would provide the first-ever federal funding for comprehensive sex education, as well as for youth-friendly sexual health services. REAHYA would ensure youth have access to the access to education, resources, and health services they need to make informed decisions about their sexual and reproductive health and futures.
Quality sex education includes information about sex, sexuality, relationships, contraception and condoms, and how to protect yourself and plan your future. Sex education programs need to be informed by evidence as well as include all the information and skills young people need to make healthy decisions. Providing young people with the skills and tools to make healthy decisions about sex and relationships is far more effective than denying them information and simply telling them not to have sex.
Youth activists are working to ensure that all young people get honest sex education to help protect their health and future. The introduction of REAHYA and uplifting Sex Ed for All Month in Congress is a step in the right direction toward that future.
May is Sex Ed For All Month, a time young people, adult allies, and advocates call on lawmakers and community leaders to invest in honest, quality sex education. This month, educators and advocates have uplifted the need for equitable and accessible sex education for all young people nationwide. Sex Ed For All Month is coordinated by the Sex Education Collaborative in collaboration with a national coalition of sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice organizations committed to ensuring equitable and accessible sex education for ALL young people nationwide.