Realities of the World
- 90% of parents and caregivers across Louisiana agree that today’s youth should be educated in schools to make informed decisions on issues like abstinence and birth control.
- 74% of parents and caregivers hope that their children will wait to have sex until marriage, but believe that if they don’t wait they should know how to prevent pregnancy and STDs.
The Power of Community
Geaux Talk is focused on bringing everyone together – from parents and caregivers to policy makers and interfaith leaders – to support comprehensive sex education in their communities. The foundation of comprehensive sex education is understanding one’s changing body and having respect for it. No matter your role in the community, you can help to guide young people to positive examples of healthy, fruitful relationships. You are a vital community teacher of comprehensive sex education.
We are all in this together
Parents and caregivers across the state, REGARDLESS of religious and political beliefs, recognize the value of sex education to address the challenges faced by young people.
As members of your community, here are some specific things you can do to help:
- Encourage discussions about healthy relationships in your congregations and faith-based groups
- Become familiar with Louisiana sexual health statistics and discuss ways to promote positive relationships
- Facilitate community discussions between fellow parents and caregivers of teens
- Contact your local policy makers to encourage support of comprehensive sex education in schools
- Contact Geaux Talk to receive additional resources that will help you raise more awareness about comprehensive sex education in your community.