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Virginia Coalition

for Sex Ed Reform

Virginia needs your help...

Our Mission

The Virginia Coalition for Sex Ed Reform (VACSER) brings together Virginians that believe that all children have a right to medically accurate, age appropriate, comprehensive and inclusive sexual health & relationships education. 

 

To achieve this goal, VACSER works with community leaders to educate Virginia Legislators and local decision makers on the value of medically accurate, comprehensive sex ed and advocate for its full adoption accords the Commonwealth.
 

Why is sex & relationships education important?

Sexual health education provides people with the knowledge to protect and advocate for themselves should they ever choose to have sex as well as understand if and when they are ready to have sex. It also teaches them how to say no when they aren't ready or do not want to have sex. One of the most important aspects is that it helps people feel used to and comfortable with talking about sex with their partners.


When people receive sexual health education they are empowered to make healthy decisions about sex. At the same time they are better enabled to reach their full potential in life by preventing circumstances that will inhibit them from reaching their life goals and contributing to their communities.

How is Virginia's sex education woefully inadequate?

13 states in the US require sex education to be medically accurate when it is taught in public schools. Virginia is NOT one of them. Additionally, in many localities students are taught the only option is abstinence and/or sex avoidance due to Virginia's statewide sex ed guidelines being inadequate, medically inaccurate and not mandatory.

When students are taught to stay away from sex and sex is presented to them as inherently dangerous then students are missing the opportunity to learn lessons that will help them feel comfortable talking about sex, as well as having power and control over their safety.

Not only are our students receiving medically inaccurate sex education (for those localities that choose to teach sex ed) but we are wasting billions of tax dollars on services to assist those who are suffering consequences from honest uninformed or misinformed mistakes. Education is the best form of prevention and is cheaper than funding services to address unwanted pregnancies and STD infections (including HIV).

The unwanted pregancies and HIV diagnoses of Virginians is a product of our medically inaccurate sexual health education. If we pass sex & relationships education reform through the Virginia General Assembly then we will give Virginia's children a more fair chance at life. Instead of learning a harsh lesson as teenagers receiving an HIV diagnosis at a hospital or a positive pregnancy test, they will learn their lessons in their classrooms. This education will better prepare them to grow up to be contributing members of their communities unfettered by a life changing STD diagnosis or unwanted pregnancy.

 

Advocating for Sex Ed Reform

Town Hall, Alexandria, VA

January 27, 2018

Take a look at our founder's statement and question on sex ed reform Bill HB 159 during a Town Hall Adam Ebbin and Mark Levine at Mount Vernon Community School, Alexandria, Virginia.

Sex Ed Reform Bill HB 159 Testimony
Virginia House Votes NO

Watch Hearing Testimony | February 5, 2018


Delegate Rasoul (Chief-Patron),
Graham Weinschenk (bill proposal author)
Pablo Moulden (VACSER Founder),
Virginia League for Planned Parenthood

PLanned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia

Virginia Latina Advocacy Network

NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia

Passed By Indefinitely: Action to allow a committee to reconsider legislation at a later meeting. If the committee takes no further action, the bill is dead. In  this case, the committee voted to take no further action.

 
 
 

Passing Legislation

Virginia General Assembly

SEX ED REFORM BILLS WILL NOT PASS IF WE DO NOT WORK TO GET SUPPORT.

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