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Publications for Teens and Young Adults

Advocates for Youth

Advocates for Youth is a nonprofit that champions efforts to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates believes it can best serve the field by boldly advocating for a more positive and realistic approach to adolescent sexual health. Advocates for youth has designed lesson plans for elementary, middle and high school-aged youth. Educators can combine these lesson plans into a sexual health curriculum or use them to augment a science-based program.

Answer

Answer, part of the Center for Applied Psychology at Rutgers University, is a national organization dedicated to providing and promoting comprehensive sexuality education in the United States. Answer offers lesson plans on a variety of health topics for grades 8-12, including abstinence and sexual decision-making, body and self image, and love and relationships. The lesson plans come from the Sex, Etc. Discussion Guide, also from Rutgers.

Guidelines for Comprehensive Sexuality Education: Kindergarten–12th Grade

From SIECUS (the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States), the Guidelines, developed by a national task force of experts in the fields of adolescent development, health care, and education, provide a framework of the key concepts topics, and messages that all sexuality education programs would ideally include.

SexEd Library

The SexEd Library, a resource of SIECUS (the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States), is a comprehensive sex ed resource with more than 100 lesson plans on a variety of topics.