Sex Ed is the building block of healthy sexuality to which young people have a right. But teachers are insufficiently trained and often embarrassed to carry out this education. The majority of Canadian parents support sex ed in schools; however, a powerful minority fear that schools will cross the line into shaping students’ values and behaviour. School boards and politicians feel pressured not to address the topics that students actually want to learn for fear that it will encourage “early” sexual behaviour. The reality is that youth learn about sex from the world around them, with profoundly negative and even life threatening results.
- Sexologist Jess O’Reilly, PhD, @SexWithDrJess
- Lyba Spring, sexual health educator at Lyba Spring Sexual
Health Education and Consulting Services, @LybaSpring
- Berkha Gupta, Coordinator of Teen Programming and Social Media at Planned Parenthood, @PPofTO
Moderated by Carlyle Jansen of Good For Her
Location: St. Thomas Room at Windsor Arms Hotel