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Sexual Health Education Tool Kit
The ACLU of Colorado and our partners at Planned Parenthood have been working together to ensure that all Colorado students get the comprehensive sex education they deserve – and we need your help.
Antiquated gender norms and power dynamics permeate our culture, workplaces, and homes. As highlighted by the #metoo and #timesup movements, gender inequity often leads to harassment and abuse that cuts careers and lives short. Since gender stereotypes are learned, the good news is, they can also be unlearned. Age-appropriate, comprehensive sex ed teaches respect for others, healthy boundaries, consent and how to spot abuse, as well as protects our daughters and sons.
This bill will expand upon Colorado’s existing sex education curriculum to include consent education, inclusivity and relationship skills. Your elected officials need to hear from you. Please contact them today and share why you support comprehensive sex education. Click here to find your legislator and ask them to support comprehensive sex education.
Learn more about HB19-1032 by clicking here.
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Dispelling the myths about HB19-1032:
You’ve probably been hearing a lot of misinformation about the Youth Wellness Act, but we are proud to support this bill so we are correcting the record. Here are the top 5 myths we have been hearing and what’s true.Factual health and development information is exactly what our students need to choose respectful and loving relationships throughout their lives – join us in supporting this bill.
Posted by Interfaith Alliance of Colorado on Tuesday, February 26, 2019
What is Comprehensive Sexual Health Education?
Comprehensive sexual health education refers to learning about a variety of topics related to sex and sexuality. This includes information about reproductive organs and their function as well as building skills to help individuals understand consent, healthy relationships and set and stick to boundaries to that they can keep their bodies healthy.
Why Comprehensive Sexual Health Education?
At a time of national reckoning over sexual harassment and assault and an increase in bias incidents against LGBTQ people, it’s more important than ever that young people receive sex education that will give them the skills to navigate intimate relationships throughout their lives and ensure they are able to exercise reproductive freedom.
What is reproductive freedom?
Reproductive freedom is the legal protections that exist and that the ACLU and other organizations pursue through legislation and litigation to protect and expand the right to access reproductive health care services. People in Colorado enjoy the following reproductive freedoms:
- Access to co-pay free birth control (Some forms are eligible for 12 month dispensing)
- Confidential family planning services even if you are under the age of 18
- Over the Counter Emergency Contraception for anyone over 15 years old
• What is included in a Comprehensive Sexual Health Education program?
• The Case for Comprehensive Sexual Health Education
• Colorado Law
• Title V
• Colorado and Home Rule
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