Health Education: Sexual Health

Health education, including sexual health, should:
Provide health information that is accurate, appropriate, and directly contributes to health-promoting decisions and behaviors.
Ensure all youth are provided with opportunities to build skills needed to protect themselves and others from HIV and other STDs, and unintended pregnancy.
Address the needs of youth that are not having sex as well as youth who are currently sexually active.
Consistently include topics and gender identities that are culturally relevant and affirming for LGBTQ+ and other youth.
Align with adolescent health data, that are relevant to school policies and practices, and community priorities and values.
Use direct, active involvement from students, parents, and community partners. 

Table from CDC DASH Approach to Health Education

Note: Refer to your school district's approved sexual health curriculum before utilizing these resources.

For information on sexually transmitted diseases and infections in Snohomish County, please visit the Sexually Transmitted Infections webpage.

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