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Announcements Majority of New Orleans schools, parents want sex education

In early December 2017, LPHI, IWES and several partners and advocates including Councilmember-at-large Stacy Head, held a media round table to discuss the launch of a key new campaign. The Geaux Talk campaign strives to engage Louisiana caregivers, students, educators, and legislators in honest, fact-based conversations about comprehensive sex education (CSE). CSE teaches that abstinence is the best way to avoid pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections and diseases (STDs), but it also includes medically accurate information about ways to reduce the risk of unplanned pregnancy and STDs, like birth control and condoms.

In the new year, Wilborn Nobles with published a strong article about the event and the campaign. A snippet is below, but you can click here to read the full piece. 

"When New Orleans City Councilwoman Stacy Head and her husband decided their children were reaching the age when they needed to have "the talk," she said she read "everything there was to read" about the topic. 

But even though Head said she and her husband told their children where babies came from and what would happen to them biologically as they aged, her children "shut down and would not have conversations with us about puberty or sex," Head said.

Those conversations, she said Dec. 7 during a roundtable panel about the state of sex education in Louisiana, are illustrative of how important it is to have the state's schools be a part of the discussion, too."

Read the full story here.