Here's my honest opinion about the politics of sex. Sex education should be a priority issue area for any candidate, however it is an issue that is consistently glazed over in the US. 🇺🇸 It's 2020, y'all. Our chance to bring change to this country (and take back control of our bodies!). So, let's talk about it before we head to the polls or mail off our absentee ballots. 📬
There are a lot of pressing issues that candidates need to discuss as the 2020 election inches closer. But here’s the thing: sex education is not a single issue. Rather, it is one that connects and addresses many top priority issue areas for both current candidates and the American public at large.
Comprehensive sex education goes beyond simply teaching how to prevent sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancies. It teaches young people about consent and healthy relationships. If rolled out and implemented properly, sex ed could be instrumental in addressing and preventing sexual violence in the U.S. and shifting conversations around sexual harassment. Comprehensive sex education also affirms LGBTQ+ identities, promoting respect and safety for LGBTQ+ youth in schools.
Planned Parenthood created an amazing resource to see where both Presidential candidate stands when it comes to sex education, birth control, reproductive health, and abortion. Educate yourself on these key issues before you vote! To see more, visit: https://www.plannedparenthoodaction.org/elections/presidential-candidate-profiles