Free Online Sex Education Resource Now Available in Spanish for Students, Parents and Teachers
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest has continued to build on its new resource Sex Ed To-Go, a free online sex education platform, by producing new courses in Spanish. Sex Ed To-Go offers courses and trainings for busy teachers, provides helpful tips for parents on how to talk to their kids about sex, and helps students get foundational knowledge about sex, sexual health and relationships.
The new education resource, now with more courses in both English and Spanish, was launched at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic because students deserve barrier-free access to medically accurate and inclusive sex ed. The courses offered cover topics such as anatomy and physiology, consent, how to prepare for conversations about sex, California laws and policies, and more.
“At a time when many schools, libraries, and other educational settings are not operating as usual, it is more critical than ever that we provide people with straightforward, free and accessible sex ed,” said Darrah Johnson, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest. “We are proud to offer these high quality educational resources to students, parents, and teachers across the country.”
The launch of the new courses coincides with Let’s Talk Month, a time for young people and their parents or guardians to communicate with one another about sexuality. Courses cover important topics including pregnancy prevention, consent, and anatomy plus a three-part series for parents and caregivers to support healthy conversations about sex and relationships.
Since its launch, Sex Ed to Go has gotten a positive response from users from across the country. A middle school teacher from Minnesota said, “I’m so thankful for this program. It’s the best sex education out there.” It has also received great feedback from students. One high school student said, “The lack of pressure is a really great thing about Sex Ed To-Go courses because you can make a mistake and ask questions without any fear. Plus, it helps you if you missed your normal sex ed class because of COVID or for any other reason. There’s no reason not to do it.”
For more information on the platform or to view the courses, visit the Sex Ed To-Go website or watch a video about the resource here. To view the Spanish-language courses, visit this link. To request an interview with Chrissy Cmorik, Director of Education at Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest, please contact Jillian Susi, Public Relations Manager, at [email protected].