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Common problems with traditional sex-ed

A lot of sex-ed in the United States is based on fear and shame. [2] [3]

Abstinence-only sex ed is a waste of money, and the research shows that they lead to worse outcomes.

Some specific things that are often left out from traditional sex-ed programs — consent, red flags for abusive relationships, healthy relationships in general, ...

Cultural messages

From a media literacy standpoint, there are some problems with how sex is depicted in mass media: