Go to Content Go to Navigation Go to Navigation Go to Site Search Homepage

Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey supports and advocates for sex education that empowers young people to make healthy decisions for themselves. We also support New Jersey’s continued support of diversity and inclusion programs that make our schools safer. As such, it is important to correct recent misinformation and note that:

  • The New Jersey Department of Education’s new, more comprehensive sex education standards ensure that all K-12 students receive age- and developmentally-appropriate education.
    • For our state’s youngest students, this includes topics like different types of family structures, healthy relationships, establishing and communicating personal boundaries, and names of body parts.
    • For older students, this includes important information on sexual health, contraceptive measures, STI prevention, and gender identity.   
  • Current New Jersey sex education guidelines require that by eighth grade, young people be able to define types of sexual behaviors in simple and anatomically correct terms. By this age, many students are or will soon be exploring sex and relationships, and they need accurate and complete information to help them make healthy decisions.
  • Completely separate from the recent updates to our state’s sex education guidelines, New Jersey also passed important legislation that ensures LGBTQ+ representation in our young people’s education. Both comprehensive sex education and broader education that is inclusive of the LGBTQ+ community are important and should be celebrated, as we know they both contribute to safer, more inclusive schools and healthy, fulfilling relationships.

Young people deserve to have the information, resources, and skills they need to protect their health and build their future — without shame or judgment. Sex education is essential to young people’s health, relationships, and life goals, and has a proven track record of helping young people develop the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy decisions about their relationships, their health, and their future.


This website uses cookies

Planned Parenthood cares about your data privacy. We and our third-party vendors use cookies and other tools to collect, store, monitor, and analyze information about your interaction with our site to improve performance, analyze your use of our sites and assist in our marketing efforts. You may opt out of the use of these cookies and other tools at any time by visiting Cookie Settings. By clicking “Allow All Cookies” you consent to our collection and use of such data, and our Terms of Use. For more information, see our Privacy Notice.

Cookie Settings

Planned Parenthood cares about your data privacy. We and our third-party vendors, use cookies, pixels, and other tracking technologies to collect, store, monitor, and process certain information about you when you access and use our services, read our emails, or otherwise engage with us. The information collected might relate to you, your preferences, or your device. We use that information to make the site work, analyze performance and traffic on our website, to provide a more personalized web experience, and assist in our marketing efforts. We also share information with our social media, advertising, and analytics partners. You can change your default settings according to your preference. You cannot opt-out of our Necessary Cookies as they are deployed to ensure the proper functioning of our website (such as prompting the cookie banner and remembering your settings, to log into your account, to redirect you when you log out, etc.). For more information, please see our Privacy Notice.



We use online advertising to promote our mission and help constituents find our services. Marketing pixels help us measure the success of our campaigns.



We use qualitative data, including session replay, to learn about your user experience and improve our products and services.



We use web analytics to help us understand user engagement with our website, trends, and overall reach of our products.