sex education

Gender Spectrum: Gender-Inclusive Health Education

Some resources that are in alignment with Gender Spectrum’s “Principles for Gender-Inclusive Puberty and Health Education,” principles that work to affirm and recognize all students so they can see themselves reflected in their classrooms and learn knowledge and skills associated with healthy behaviors. 

Support Scarleteen This Halloween: The Raffle

A bunch of lovely and generous people have donated some fantastic things to help fund the kind of sex ed and support we've been providing here at Scarleteen for over two decades. (Yes, it's us, the Mummy. ) Here's where you get your raffle tickets!

Sex Ed Isn't Scary: Support Scarleteen This Halloween

Sex education and information, and both those who teach and learn from it, or support for young people’s emerging intimate relationships, sexualities, and identities aren’t scary. It’s the lack of them — especially in the current climate — that is. Find out some ways you can help us sustain what we do over the next few days.

From Erasure to Ownership: A Bisexuality Journey

I experienced bisexual erasure when I was a teenager. The first crushes I remember having were on boys, but I’ll never forget the first time I met a girl and felt weak in the knees. I was thirteen years old. A year later I heard the term bisexual for the first time and felt like it described me.

Libre como un pájaro verde: El proceso de legalización del aborto en Argentina

En una entrevista exclusiva con Scarleteen, Mariela Belski, Directora Ejecutiva de la Amnistía Internacional Argentina, habló de la trayectoria a la reciente legalización del aborto en Argentina, educación sexual en el país Sudamericano, y recordando el caso de la niña que activó los cambios que el país ha hecho recientemente.

It's Scarleteen-o-ween! (And We're Asking for Treats.)

This is a deeply lousy year for Halloween shenanigans. You can't shake candy out of a Zoom meeting, go to a haunted house unless your house is itself haunted, and it's really hard to drum up enthusiasm for a virtual party of any kind right now when we're all sick of the spaces we've been stuck in for months on end, when so many are ill, hurting or both, and, for those of us stateside, when election anxiety has our stomachs and hearts in a vice-grip.

This is also a lousy year for organizations and projects who need donations to keep the lights on and do all the things that they do, Scarleteen very much included. Based on how things have been the last eight months and how we suspect they'll still be for a while, unless something changes, we'll have about $10,000 less to work with this year than we did last year. We’re asking for your help.

One last birthday card for Scarleteen!

I've been saving this very wonderful birthday-card-of-sorts from the also-very-wonderful Liz for almost a year now, looking for just the right time to post it.  Seeing as we're two days away from the end of this 20th year and our next (our 21st!) birthday, it certainly feels like a good time.