Teaching Good Sex


In this New York Times Magazine article, writer Laurie Abraham profiles high school educator Al Vernacchio and his class Sexuality and Society — an elective for seniors at the private Friends’ Central School in Philadelphia.

'In its breadth, depth and frank embrace of sexuality as, what Vernacchio calls, a “force for good” — even for teenagers — this sex-ed class may well be the only one of its kind in the United States. “There is abstinence-only sex education, and there’s abstinence-based sex ed,” said Leslie Kantor, vice president of education for Planned Parenthood Federation of America. “There’s almost nothing else left in public schools.”'

View the full article here: