May Is #SexEdForAll Month!
Join Us in Raising Awareness about and Calling for a Real Investment in Sex Ed for All Young People
We invite you to join us as we once again celebrate May as Sex Ed for All Month and collectively (and loudly!) voice our commitment to work toward a world where all young people—no matter where they live or how they identify—get equitable access to the sex education they deserve.
Too many young people fail to receive the sexual health information, education, and access to the care they need to live healthy lives—oftentimes based on who they are and where they live. Since 2019, May has been recognized as Sex Ed for All Month. Sex Ed For All Month is an opportunity to raise awareness and call for real investment in sex education in schools and communities across the country.
Sex education gives young people age-appropriate, medically accurate information and answers to their questions about sex and relationships, without shame or judgment. It has been proven to positively impact young people’s lives. But too many young people don’t have access to sex education, or the programs in their school are shaming or inaccurate.
Sex Ed For All Month is coordinated by the Sex Education Collaborative in collaboration with a national coalition of sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice organizations committed to ensuring equitable and accessible sex education for ALL young people nationwide.
We encourage all organizations who would like to join the efforts to celebrate Sex Ed For All Month to use (and adapt as you wish) the materials in this year's Tool Kit.
Get involved this month by telling us why you believe in Sex Ed for All by following and using the hashtag #SexEdForAll on social media.
Make sure you’re on the list to get the latest news about Sex Ed for All Month.
Join us in working toward Sex Ed for All by…
Committing to work towards sex ed for all.
- Have your organization sign The Principles of Sex Ed for All Month in recognition of your commitment to observe May as Sex Ed for All Month and work towards a world where all young people–no matter where they live or how they identify–get access to the sex education they deserve.
Engaging your community.
- Ask the youth you serve what they want to say and do to promote Sex Ed for All. And then support and empower them in their efforts.
- Engage with parents and caregivers to encourage them to know the rules and standards at their youths’ school and advocate for more honest, inclusive education.
Educating and advocating for sex ed.
Raising awareness by spreading the word.
- Add the #SexEdforAll hashtag when sharing on social media.
- Use the #SexEdForAll Month Tool Kit (with ready-to-go graphics, posts, a news release, and talking points for you) throughout the month of May. And, of course, add your own.
- Encourage others to share/create their own posts.
There is no Sex Ed for All Month without you! Together, advocating in our communities, we can ensure Sex Ed for All.
Recap of 2021 Sex Ed For All Month
May 2021 marked the third year that Sex Ed For All continued its pledge to help all young people get equitable access to the education and care they deserve. The theme for 2021 was Equity and Access For All—focus on working together toward sex education for all young people--especially youth of color, LGBTQIA+ young people, young people who are immigrants, those with lower incomes, those living in rural areas, those with disabilities, and systems-involved youth. With more young people returning to in-person learning at school, we celebrated this Sex Ed for All Month with a renewed sense of urgency to ensure they have access to sex education that is more equitable, accessible, and inclusive.
You can continue to make noise in support of Sex Ed For All Month by using and following the hashtag #SexEdForAll. (Tip: You can still get the Tool Kit with all the good stuff for sharing—graphics, social media posts, talking points, and more!)
In 2021, we marked Sex Ed for All Month with the following events:
- May 3, 2021: Launch of Sex Ed For All Month 2021
- May 4, 2021: Sex Ed For All Month Youth Town Hall featuring opening remarks by Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07).
You can view a recording of the Youth Town Hall here.
- May 18, 2021: Federal Congressional Briefing on the recently introduced Real Education and Access to Healthy Youth Act (REAHYA).
Speakers included bill sponsors, advocates, and other champions of high quality sex education on the state of sex education in the U.S.
You can view the recording here.
- May 21, 2021: State Legislator Briefing: State Legislators Leading Toward Equitable Sex Education
Designed for state legislators and legislative staff only who are at any point in the process of advancing equitable sex education policies in their states.
SEC Members Alison Macklin, SIECUS, and Dan Rice, Answer, discussed Sex Ed For All Month and advocacy efforts for what sex education should look like in their Rewire op-ed, How Sex Ed Has the Power to Make Social Change.
Sex Ed for All Month 2021 was also featured in US News & World Report, Ms. Magazine, and NJ.com.