As teenagers, you are beginning to take more responsibility for your health and are able to make choices that can affect your body and mind. Your body and emotions are going through some major changes and you may be confused about some of the things you are experiencing. A comprehensive sex education program will help you understand what your body is going through, and how to deal with some tough issues about relationships, your body, and sex and sexuality.
Comprehensive sex education teaches abstinence as the only certain way to avoid pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections; encourages family communication about sexuality; and teaches skills for making responsible decisions, including how to avoid unwanted verbal, physical, and sexual advances and how not to make unwanted verbal, physical, and sexual advances. Is your school teaching comprehensive sex education? Let us know! 
This information is important to help you take responsibility for your health and the health of others. It is unfair that many Florida schools are denying you this vital information that can save your lives.
Florida schools are currently not required to give you the facts you need to protect yourself from unintended pregnancy and diseases. Many parents, teachers, doctors and lawmakers agree you deserve a more comprehensive approach to sexuality education and the Healthy Teens Coalition is working with them to make sure you receive it. To learn more about what you can do to make sure you schools teaches comprehensive sex education, click here. 
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At Planned Parenthood's national 2008 Youth Summit, teen peer educators from Planned Parenthood of Northeast Ohio performed spoken word poetry. Check it out: