“Young people need information before they become sexually active that goes beyond the prevention of unplanned pregnancy, HIV and other STDs, ” Deb Hauser, president of Advocates for Youth told Huffington Post.
And it’s true, but sadly, families and schools don’t provide the necessary sex education to youth to prevent unplanned pregnancy and STDs. Not even half of the states in the U.S. require sex education, and not all of the states that require sex education provide positive LGBT-inclusive sex education programs, which is why AMAZE, a new web series about sex education, is, well, so amazing.
AMAZE is a joint effort by Advocates for Youth, Answer, and Youth Tech Health, to create videos for youth ages 10-14 to better understand puberty, sexual orientation, STDs, and their growing bodies.
Hauser said,”Sexual development is healthy and normal and sexuality is a normal part of being human. Talking and/or learning about sexuality and sexual health can feel awkward at first, but it gets easier and is essential.”
For parents who might find it awkward to speak to their kids about sex education, these AMAZE videos could be just what you need to do your job and prepare your children — LGBT or not — for a healthy future.
See the video on sexual orientation below: