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Education and Training

Our mission is to provide comprehensive and age appropriate sexuality education that empowers individuals to make well-informed decisions regarding their sexual health across their lifespan, and to provide educational services and anti-oppression trainings in a manner that promotes social justice and freedom from ALL forms of oppression.

COVID-19 Response

The health and safety of our students, patients, and staff is our top priority. To help ensure everyone has a safe, healthy experience, we are providing additional information and policies regarding COVID-19. We will continue to provide updates as things change.

In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, here's what we are actively doing:

  • Offering education & training services virtually; contact us for details. You can use the Education Program Request Form, send an email to [email protected], or give us a call at 314.531.7526 ext 332.
  • Only providing in-person education and training services if safety procedures are met.
  • Providing virtual resources for instructors and e-learning packets for students when both in-person and live virtual services are unattainable for students or your organization.
  • Requiring masks and adherence to all public health guidelines during any in-person interaction, for both staff and participants.
  • Limiting in-office schedules and in-person education. Please use our online form to request our education services.
  • Working daily to assess the COVID-19 impact to our employees and community members. We will keep you updated with any new information we may have.

Who We Teach

What We Teach

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Library & Resources

Special Programs

Why Sex Education is Important

Why Sex Education is Important

Sex education has positive effects, including increasing young people's knowledge and improving their attitudes related to sexual and reproductive health and behaviors. Contrary to popular belief, it does not increase sexual activity, risky behavior or STI/HIV infection rates.

Contact Us

Phone: 314-531-7526 x332

Email: [email protected]

Teen Advocates for Sexual Health

Teen Advocates for Sexual Health (TASH) is a group of teens (grades 9-12) representing diverse backgrounds from the St. Louis area. With TASH, teens learn about sexual health, sexuality and how to be advocates in their communities.

Who We Teach

We enthusiastically teach people of all backgrounds, ages, religions, occupations, sexual orientations, gender identities, and abilities. Contact us to discuss our predesigned programs or to create a custom lesson.

Request an Educator

Planned Parenthood offers programs on a variety of topics and can tailor the training and content to fit your needs. Request a presentation from one of our educators using the form below.

What We Teach

Education topics can be presented as standalone single subjects or as part of a healthy sexuality series. We recommend a series in order to obtain the full benefit of our educational programs. Our programs can be tailored to meet the needs of your group or organization

Where We Teach

We teach on site in a variety of settings including: Schools, workplaces, community based organizations, religious institutions, juvenile justice facilities, adult incarceration facilities, substance abuse treatment centers, and agencies for persons with physical or mental disabilities, and in special locations upon request.

Sunnen Library

The Sunnen Family Library offers parents, students, educators and medical professionals the most extensive collection of sexuality education resources in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

Special Programs

Besides our sex education programs, the Education Division at Planned Parenthood also has special programs designed for advocacy training and professional development. 

Library Borrowing Policies

The following policies apply to ALL library members effective May 1, 2014, regardless of previous membership.

Library Membership

Membership is required to borrow any and all materials from the Sunnen Library. Memberships are available only to individuals 18 and up. There is an annual membership fee ($10 - $30) as well as fees for borrowing specific items.

Volunteer with Us

Interested in volunteering with our Education department? Volunteers help prepare program materials, table at health fairs, data entry, and much more. Apply to be a volunteer today!

Library Resources

  • Videos
  • Brochures
  • Books
  • Teaching Guides and Curricula
  • Reference Materials
  • Education Kits & Models
    • Birth Control Methods Kit
    • Male and Female Anatomy Models
    • Empathy Belly Pregnancy Simulator
    • "Baby Think it Over" Dolls

National Resources

Our list of national resources encompasses national organizations dedicated to promoting sexual health, reproductive rights and inclusivity. This list of resources can help you learn more about a variety of topics, answer your question and talk to your friends and family about these topics.

St. Louis Area Resources

Our list of St. Louis area resources is meant to connect the local community with other organizations in the area doing great work in sexual and reproductive health.

Student Resources

Our list of resources for students seeking sexual and reproductive health information. This page is also for students writing an article or report about Planned Parenthood.

Help Us Get More Books!

We're always looking for new additions to our library, and sometimes, we need help securing out most sought-after titles. Our Amazon Wish List has all the books - old, new, for children, for adults - we hope to have in our library.