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Teen pregnancy rates are at historic lows in Kentucky and across the United States, following dramatic declines. And the vast majority of sexually experienced female teenagers report using a contraceptive method—although not always a highly effective method.

These are great achievements, and we should celebrate them. But we still have a lot of work to do to ensure teens are receiving the essential sex education they need to become sexually healthy adults.

 

Louisville Sex Education Now

Louisville Sex Education Now (LSEN) is working to advance comprehensive sexuality education guidelines for all JCPS middle and high schools. These guidelines would advise School-Based Decision Bodies that sexual education should include not only medically accurate information about reproduction, but also healthy relationships, sexual violence, consent, self esteem, LGBTQ health and identity, and domestic violence.

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Lex Ed

Lex Ed is a coalition of organizations and individuals working to advance comprehensive sexuality education guidelines for all Fayette County Public Schools. These guidelines would advise School-Based Decision Bodies that sexual education should include not only medically accurate information about reproduction, but also healthy relationships, sexual violence, consent, self esteem, LGBTQ health and identity, and domestic violence.

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