Sex Ed Supports Youth Mental Health

Written by Victoria, RSEI Educator | Published September 27th, 2023 If you’re reading this, you probably already know how important sex education is in supporting young people to live happy and fulfilling lives. But given the impacts of COVID-19, it is more important than ever that we support young people’s mental health. In this blog, … Continued

OPill: No Doctor’s Note Needed!

Written by Sam, RSEI Educator | Published August 3rd, 2023 What is OPill? On Thursday, July 13, 2023, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved OPill, the first non-prescription birth control pill for use in the United States–potentially allowing millions of people access to a safe, effective oral contraceptive during a pivotal time when many … Continued

Sex Ed Recess: Games, Crafts, and Other Activities

Written by Liza, RSEI Educator | Published July 5th, 2023 As we all know, sex education can be a real snooze for students. Just kidding! Even though sex education is already an exciting topic, there is always space to add some fun. Below is a list of games, crafts, and other activities that can be … Continued

Centering Black Bodies, Black History and Black Wellness within Sex Ed

Written by Sam, RSEI Educator | Published May 8th, 2023 Please note: This blog is meant to be supplemental to the April webinar entitled “Centering Black Bodies, Black History, and Black Wellness within Sex Ed.” RSEI Members can access the recording on the Members’ Home Page. For non-members, please email:  “Let [them] be born … Continued

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness day is observed each year on March 20th, the first day of Spring. The day is held to honor and bring awareness to Indigenous people affected by and living with HIV/AIDS. The event was started in 2007 and continues to promote HIV testing and continued education about HIV/AIDS in Native communities. … Continued

Networks of Support in Post-Roe America

When Roe v Wade was overturned in June of this year, people across the country felt a wave of fear, anxiety, and sadness for this giant step backwards in the fight for reproductive justice. The consequences have been devastating and swift: 30 days after Roe fell, 11 states either banned abortion completely (Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, … Continued

Why Pleasure Needs to be a Part of Sex Ed

Written by Victoria, RSEI Educator | Published November 7th, 2022 There has been a lot of conversation in the media and political sphere about the supposed dangers of medically accurate, age-appropriate, and inclusive sex education. This is why the idea of adding – or even centering – pleasure in our sexual health classes feels even … Continued

Celebrating and Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth

Written by Yesi, RSEI Educator | Published August 15th, 2022 During the last decade, there have been historical moments that have been in favor of the LGBTQ+ community, such as the legalization of marriage equality on June 26, 2015, but this increase in visibility hasn’t always meant equity and liberation for LGBTQ+ youth and adults. … Continued

Quick Facts About Monkeypox

Written by Elizabeth, RSEI Educator | Published August 8th, 2022 What is Monkeypox? Monkeypox, also known as MPV, MPX, or MPVX, is a virus. It is related to other pox viruses, like smallpox and molluscum contagiosum. In fact, the smallpox vaccine has been shown to provide some protection against monkeypox. However, because the US stopped … Continued

The morning-after pill is not the same as the abortion pill. 

Written by Lizzie, RSEI Educator | Published April 26th, 2022 Period. Yet this common misunderstanding around how emergency contraception actually works is shared amongst youth and adults alike. Emergency contraception (also known as the morning after pill) prevents pregnancy from happening in the first place, while the medication abortion (the abortion pill) ends an already … Continued