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Community Health: Education, Prevention and Inspiration

Empowering people to make healthy, respectful and responsible choices.

(Sexual) Health Education in Illinois

Posted by Tammi A. Tannura -

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) lists the mandated and optional health education topics for instruction for grades K-12. The 2010 Illinois School Code for Comprehensive School Health Education from ISBE identifies more than a few topics that are optional. Of those topics that are optional, three speak to sexual and reproductive health. They are listed below. Optiona...

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What is Sexuality?

Posted by Tammi A. Tannura -

Sexuality means different things to different people. I've heard people use the word sexuality to question a man's masculinity, as well as to describe someone's sexual orientation ("He is a gay male."). The word sexuality is a very broad term. Advocates for Youth, a national organization that helps young people make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual and reproductive...

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