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Sex is more than physical contact!
Sexual Health can be defined as the state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality; and not merely the absence of disease. Sexual health requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having safe sexual experience, free from force, discrimination and violence.
DOH’s Health and Sexuality Education Program delivers health and sexuality education sessions to District children and youth in collaboration with other DOH programs, DC Public and Public Charter schools, other government agencies and community-based organizations.
Education sessions are designed to run for one full hour and can be delivered as a single session or as part of a series. Topics include: Pregnancy Prevention, Sexually Transmitted Disease, Growth and Development, Reproductive Anatomy, Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships. For more detailed information, please see the Health Education Session Topics and Descriptions attachment below.
Any of the following individuals can request DOH’s sexual health education services: school nurses, school principals, counselors, health teachers, counselors, or social workers. To request services, please check out the Speakers Bureau.