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Sex Education Needs to Be Less Straight

What does an inclusive version of ‘the talk’ look like?

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WWhen Alex Clavel was in eighth grade, in 2015, his health teacher started the class’s “sex unit” with a familiar activity. Posting signs around the room with the names of reproductive organs — uterus, cervix, testes — she called them out, one by one. The students were supposed to run toward the sides of…

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Emily Moon

Emily Moon

Emily Moon is a New York-based journalist writing about health and culture. Previously she was a staff writer at Pacific Standard.