In many parts of the U.S., comprehensive sex education is startlingly absent. With only 16 states mandating contraception education, 34 states focusing primarily on abstinence, and 13 states lacking age-appropriate and evidence-based standards, the current landscape of sex education is fragmented. This disparity becomes even starker when considering that seven states legally prohibit LGBTQIA inclusive sex ed.
The implications of this patchwork system go beyond high school. As a significant number of students enter college unprepared to address sexual health, relationships, and consent, universities are now faced with a pressing dilemma: Should they take on the responsibility of providing sex education? Could this potentially mitigate the issue of sexual assault on campuses?
Join us on Higher Ed Rewired as we delve into this critical topic, asking the question: “Should college students receive sex ed as a part of their collegiate education?"