Sex Education and Social Media

The United States is long overdue for comprehensive sexual health education, but many young people still do not receive any sexual education. With no U.S. federal mandate to teach a medically accurate curriculum, it is up to state and local leaders to decide on what is offered. Despite the negative sentiments of sex information on the internet (like pornography and mischaracterizing relationships), a growing body of research already shows that social media is effective. Our piece, recently published by the Public Health Post, explores how social media offers a promising stand-in (or supplement) to answer questions that many school-based curriculums fail to answer. Read the full article here.

Research for this piece was supported by Arnold Ventures.

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