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School-Based Sex Ed in Walla Walla's Lincoln High School

Abstract

Whitman students attended a training seminar with The Health Center’s staff to gain the necessary communication skills to educate students at Lincoln High School about safe sex and relationships. After, these Whitman students worked with Lincoln High School’s girls, guys, and senior groups to facilitate discussion around sex education. The curriculum covered birth control and STI resources and allowed students to anonymously ask any questions that were then discussed with the group. This ongoing project has helped connect Whitman students with the greater Walla Walla community, and promoted the dissemination of the "Whitman bubble." The kids that we educate come from disadvantaged backgrounds; bridging that cultural divide has been beneficial for everyone involved. In Denmark, a similar program has been shown to reduce STI transmission rates and teen pregnancy and increase sex positivity among its participants.

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Noah Leavitt

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Cordiner Hall

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Ben Rabinowitz Grant

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School-Based Sex Ed in Walla Walla's Lincoln High School

Cordiner Hall

Whitman students attended a training seminar with The Health Center’s staff to gain the necessary communication skills to educate students at Lincoln High School about safe sex and relationships. After, these Whitman students worked with Lincoln High School’s girls, guys, and senior groups to facilitate discussion around sex education. The curriculum covered birth control and STI resources and allowed students to anonymously ask any questions that were then discussed with the group. This ongoing project has helped connect Whitman students with the greater Walla Walla community, and promoted the dissemination of the "Whitman bubble." The kids that we educate come from disadvantaged backgrounds; bridging that cultural divide has been beneficial for everyone involved. In Denmark, a similar program has been shown to reduce STI transmission rates and teen pregnancy and increase sex positivity among its participants.

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