Birth control and safer sex
HIV/AIDS and other STDs
Communication and dating skills
Sex and the media (including the Internet)
Health and human sexuality
Planned Parenthood services
Planned Parenthood helps parents teach their children how to make responsible choices about sex. Most parents want to teach their values to their children and want to be their children's main source of information about sex, but most parents want help.
Planned Parenthood, supports comprehensive sex education in the schools to complement what parents can teach at home.
Schools can help all students with a balanced approach that teaches delaying intercourse along with facts about contraception.
Most Adults Believe Responsible Sex Education is Important.
Elected officials opposed to sex education are out of touch with the views of the vast majority of adults. According to the most recent polling, 84% of voters support required sex education in school. Only 19% support "abstinence-only" education.
Recent declines in rates of pregnancies and abortions are directly linked to effective programs like America's family planning program, Title X, and to medically accurate, comprehensive sex education.