In their own voices: Effective sexual health education beginning with youth wants, needs and agency

The following is my essay reviewing literature of Canadian and Ontario studies about young people’s wants and needs, parents perceptions and discrepancies between the two around sexual health education in the province. Given that ideological- over fact-based arguments have started cropping up in the media, I wanted to share this publicly to show that parents want their children to receive a progressive sexual health education in public schools, no matter what the vocal minority shouts, and that young people have ideas about the kind of sexual health education they want to receive.

I’m relying on Tina Belcher from popular cartoon Bob’s Burgers as inspiration in this endeavor.

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