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Online Sex Education Courses


For Middle & High School-Level

FLASH (Family Life and Sexual Health)

The Seattle King County Department of Public Health has published their sex education lesson plans online for free. Anyone can access this comprehensive curriculum that includes lessons for grades 4-12 as well as special education.



Native It’s Your Game

Native It’s Your Game (Native IYG) is a web-based HIV, STD, and pregnancy prevention curriculum for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth ages 12-14. Native IYG is comprised of thirteen 30-50 minute interactive lessons, which can be used in the classroom, or as an extracurricular program. The program teaches about healthy relationships, life skills, communication, and refusal skills using interactive activities, videos, games, personalized “journaling” activities, tailored feedback, and individually tailored activities. It emphasizes abstinence, but also teaches learners how to protect themselves from pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections using medically accurate information.



Seventeen Days

Seventeen Days is a theory-based interactive film created by Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for Risk Perception and Communication and designed to educate young women about contraception and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The film is designed for girls ages 14-19. (Note: This course is not online but the film can be purchased online.)


For College-Level

Northwestern University, Introduction to Reproduction

This course was originally developed as a general education course for college students, but anyone can take this course online. Most lessons include notes and videos and can be viewed online without registration. To access the complete course for free, attendees can fill out a simple financial aid request form (no documentation needed) to waive the fee.  Lectures include in-depth lessons on topics such as reproductive anatomy, hormones, the menstrual cycle, oocyte (egg) maturation, sperm activation, fertilization, contraception, reproductive health and disorders, and sexual violence.




Repropedia, also produced by Northwestern University, includes a glossary of terms related to reproduction. Although the glossary offers information on highly specialized medical terms, it also offers simple definitions of terms related to basic reproduction. 


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