Denver, CO — Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains is thrilled to announce the recent release of In Case You’re Curious: Questions About Sex from Young People with Answers from the Experts, a light-hearted and approachable book that answers common questions from teens about sexual health, anatomy, relationships, and more. The book answers questions like “Does masturbating give you a disease?” and “Is the pineapple thing true?” — accompanied by funny and educational illustrations.
The book is an initiative of the Responsible Sex Education Institute at Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, which teaches and supports sex education that is inclusive, medically accurate, and culturally relevant. The institute collaborates with a variety of community partners in the region, including schools and youth-serving organizations.
Topics and questions in the book come from Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains’ In Case You’re Curious (ICYC) textline, a text-and-answer program that provides young people anywhere with age-appropriate, medically accurate, and nonjudgmental answers to their questions from Planned Parenthood sexual health experts, all within 24 hours. The new book draws on the most popular and interesting questions young people have had about birth control, puberty, sexually transmitted infections, and more from the textline’s near-decade of existence.
In addition to answering young people’s questions, the book also serves as a reliable resource and perfect conversation-starter for parents and caregivers, giving them an opportunity to have open, honest conversations with their teens about relationships and sex.
Statement from Alison Macklin, Vice President of Education and Innovation, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains:
“Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains’ Responsible Sex Education Institute has been committed to delivering complete sexual and reproductive health information to young people for over a decade. We’re excited and proud to share In Case You’re Curious as a fun, inclusive resource for young people — and people of all ages. We know that getting accurate, reliable answers to their questions helps young people make healthy decisions about their bodies, in the present and throughout their lives.”
Statement from Dr. Sara Flowers, Vice President of Education, Planned Parenthood Federation of America:
“Planned Parenthood knows that all young people deserve age-appropriate, medically accurate answers to their questions about sex and relationships, without being shamed or judged. In Case You’re Curious is a fantastic resource for young people, as well as parents and other caring adults, to help them build the information and skills they need for healthy sex and relationships.”
As the nation’s largest provider of sex education, Planned Parenthood is ensuring young people have the information and skills they need to stay safe and healthy, wherever they are and whenever they need it. In Case You’re Curious is just one part of Planned Parenthood’s commitment to making sure that all people have the education, power, and resources to make healthy decisions about their bodies and lives.
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, which includes Colorado, New Mexico, Southern Nevada, and Wyoming, empowers individuals and families in the communities we serve to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health by providing high-quality health services, comprehensive sex education, and strategic advocacy. More than 90,000 individuals annually visit our 24 health centers each year.
Since 1916, we have been the region’s most trusted provider of reproductive health care. For more information about Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, call 1.800.230.PLAN or visit pprm.org for the health center nearest you.
Planned Parenthood is the nation’s leading provider and advocate of high-quality, affordable health care for women, men, and young people, as well as the nation’s largest provider of sex education. With more than 600 health centers across the country, Planned Parenthood organizations serve all patients with care and compassion, with respect and without judgment. Through health centers, programs in schools and communities, and online resources, Planned Parenthood is a trusted source of reliable health information that allows people to make informed health decisions. We do all this because we care passionately about helping people lead healthier lives.