Some things to think about as you deliver your curriculum:
-Use terms like “partner” instead of boyfriend or girlfriend.
-Remember that not all students will have sex that involves a penis or vagina.
-Include transgender and gender-diverse people by saying things like “people with vaginas” or “people with penises” instead of assuming that certain genitals are assigned to specific genders.
-Assume that gender-diverse individuals may have abortions, and thus not just girls and women have them.
-Explore the diversity of desire among individuals—for example, some people may have high sexual drives while some may identify as asexual.
-Expand beyond binary pronouns (him/her, he/she) and use they/them and other pronouns as well.
-Remember that students will have a variety of abilities and bodies that will affect their experiences of puberty.
-Be aware that some students may already be survivors of sexual violence.
-Note that virginity has a different meaning for many students—it may not only include penetration.
Inclusive sexual health education takes continuous practice and professional development.
|INCLUSION & DIVERSITY RESOURCES:|
|Students with Disabilities|
|Gender and Sexuality|