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What should kids be learning in sex ed in the era of #Metoo?

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Health Connected Health Educator Nickolas Sumpter teaches an eighth grade class on healthy relationships.

  On this edition of Your Call, as survivors of sexual abuse speak out through the #MeToo Movement, several states and organizations are working to improve sex education.

They’re hoping to educate kids about consent and break traditional gender roles, while continuing to focus on safe-sex. Groups like Answer and Health Connected are developing tools to help young people understand sexual development and turn “The Talk” into an ongoing conversation. How can consent be taught in school to help fight sexual assault?

 

Guests:

Nicole Cushman, executive director of Answer, a national organization promoting unfettered access to comprehensive sexuality education for young people and teachers

Abigail Karlin-Resnick, executive director of Health Connected, a nonprofit that serves more than 18,000 students, parents, and teachers in the Bay Area and throughout California

 
Web Resources:
Chicago Tribune: In wake of #MeToo movement, sex education evolves

NowThis: Op-Ed: AMAZE Brings Sex Education Online To End Sexual Assault Epidemic

PBS: Some schools are rethinking sex ed with lessons on consent

 

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.