When I think back to how I was taught sex ed, I remember my grade 7 phys ed teacher perched awkwardly on her desk, fiddling with the oversized bow on her blouse (it was the 80s) and calling us “ladies” far more than she usually did. I remember blue mimeographed diagrams of a uterus and ovaries. I remember another teacher (was it in grade 9?) bringing in various forms of birth control for us to gingerly examine.
Erika Shaker (she/her) is the Director of the CCPA National Office and Editor of Our Schools / Our Selves. She is on Twitter at @ErikaShaker.