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Curricula & Manuals

The curricula and manuals listed here have been suggested as possible resources by sexual health educators from across the country. They are designed to assist you in planning activities and lessons for the young people you work with.

Planned Parenthood supports comprehensive sexuality education ó a medically accurate curriculum and classroom experience that

  • provides young people with positive messages about sex and sexuality as natural, normal, healthy parts of life
  • includes information about abstinence as the best way to avoid sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancy
  • teaches that condoms reduce the risk of getting an infection, including HIV, and that other forms of birth control also reduce the risk of unintended pregnancy for young people who are sexually active  
  • provides opportunities to help young people develop relationship and communications skills to help them explore their own values, goals, and options as well as the values of their families and communities
  • covers human development, human reproduction, sexual health, masturbation and other sexual behaviors, all options for unintended pregnancies, sexual expression, sexual identity, and sexual orientation

Some of these curricula are examples of comprehensive sexuality education programs; others are series of lessons that you might use within a comprehensive sexuality education program to address a particular topic or topics.

We hope these curricula and manuals can make your task of teaching sexual health topics much easier. As with any sexual health resource, some of these may not be appropriate for your community, setting, or purpose. Please review them to determine if they will be useful to you.

Select an option from the drop-down list below to find curricula and manuals related to a particular health topic.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America has not necessarily reviewed or endorsed these curricula and manuals.

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