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Sex Education Needs to Be Less Straight

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

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