Black Pregnancy-Related Mortality in the US

Written by Victoria, RSEI Educator | Published August 2nd, 2021 In the United States, maternal mortality rates continue to rise, even though the U.S. spends more per person on healthcare than any other country. Black women, in particular, are at a much higher risk of maternal morbidity and mortality than any other racial or ethnic … Continued

What Britney Spears’ Conservatorship Can Teach Us About Disability Justice

Written by Elizabeth, RSEI Educator | Published July 1st, 2021 You’ve probably heard recently that Britney Spears has been quietly trying to gain control of her life and finances for several years. During a recent court proceeding, leaked to the press almost immediately, Britney announced that she has been forced to keep an IUD that … Continued

Fertility Awareness Methods are Having a Moment on Social Media

Written by Lily, RSEI Educator | Published May 13th, 2021 You might have seen the sponsored posts on social media promoting fertility awareness methods. This could be partially due to the increase of social media influencers who have posted ads for a fertility awareness app over the past few months, with a combined reach of … Continued

Virtual Resources for Parents and Families to Talk about Sexual Health with Youth

Written by Yesi, RSEI Educator | Published April 12th, 2021 At the Responsible Sex Education Institute (RSEI) we aim to engage parents and families as the primary sexuality educators of their child(ren). As sex educators, our role is to provide parents and families the resources, skills, and confidence to have conversations about sex, sexuality, and … Continued

Supporting Youth in Dealing with Rejection

Written by Lizzie, RSEI Educator | Published February 16th, 2021 This February love and COVID-19 are in the air. With this in mind, we here at the Responsible Sex Education Institute are focusing on breaking up – the one thing everyone goes through but we only really talk about as it’s happening. We experience many … Continued

Stigma and Sex Ed: What Are We Really Saying?

Written by Elizabeth, RSEI Educator | Published December 29th, 2020 We’ve talked about it before, and we’ll probably talk about it again: stigma is a huge barrier to building healthy young people and communities. Every day, we see kind, supportive, caring youth-serving adults (YSA) unknowingly contribute to the shame and stigma that surrounds sexual health … Continued

The Legacy of Forced Sterilization in Sex Education

Written by Maria, RSEI Educator | Published October 28th, 2020 CW: forced sterilization, eugenics, racism, ableism Let’s just get right into it – we need to talk about forced sterilization. If you joined us for our August webinar, you’ll know that we started to talk about the long and dark history of forced sterilization in … Continued

Tips for Talking About Sex Education at Home

Written by Yesi, RSEI Educator | Published August 28th, 2020 As many young people and their families are getting ready for a new school year, many folks are looking for ways to ensure that sexual health information and sex education don’t get left out of virtual learning. Now more than ever in this new virtual … Continued