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Comprehensive Sexuality Education Conference

 Maine’s annual Comprehensive Sexuality Education Conference began as an opportunity to provide sexuality education updates to school nurses and health teachers. Decades later, it has grown into an eagerly anticipated annual event for educators, school nurses, school counselors, and a variety of other youth-serving professionals. Every year we are excited to come together to share new and innovative programming, develop skills and knowledge, and provide resources for delivering positive, inclusive sexual health education. 

Stay tuned for updated information on our 2024 conference.

Maine Family Planning’s 17th Annual Comprehensive Sexuality Education Conference, themed “Sex Ed in a Changing World,” took place on April 7. 

2023 Conference Program



  • Abortion Is Normal: Sharing Facts and Debunking Myths presented by Lindsey Piper
  • The Perfect Girl Doesn’t Exist: Social Media and Gender Stereotypes presented by Adrienne Carmack
  • Resources for Culture Change: Youth Empowerment & Adult Allyship presented by Shael Norris
  • Porn Literacy presented by Katie Church, Lisa Rävar, and Lynette Johnson
  • What is Anti-Racist Sex Ed? Taking Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) from Theory to Action presented by Olivia Friday LoneMan
  • Building Welcoming and Inclusive Health Classes for Maine’s LGBTQ+ Youth presented by Katie Lutts
  • Preventing Teen Dating Violence presented by Nancy Provost, Danielle Eaton, Daniel Norwood, and Allison Fortin
  • Sex is a Funny Word: Addressing Common Questions about Sexual Health Services presented by Finn Wilder

Maine Family Planning’s 16th Annual Comprehensive Sexuality Education Conference, themed “#SexEdForAll,” took place virtually on April 7 and April 8. 

2022 Conference Program 



  • Towards Cultural Responsiveness in the Sex Education Classroom presented by April Perkins, Deqa Dhalac, and Amelia Lyons
  • Queering Consent presented by Kat Duvall and Caroline Wheeler
  • Teen Pregnancy & Moving Beyond “Prevention”  presented by Olivia Pennington
  • Centering the Disability Experience: Normalizing Sexuality presented by Rachel Kaplan
  • Queer Sex Ed 201  presented by Aspen Ruhlin
  • How Do Gender Stereotypes Affect the Way We Teach Sex Ed?  presented by Danny Mejia and MB2M Youth Council
  • What’s New in Sexual Health? presented by Vanessa Shields-Haas

Maine Family Planning’s 15th Annual Comprehensive Sexuality Education Conference, themed “Cultivating a Culture of Consent,” took place virtually on April 1 and April 2. 

2021 Conference Program 



Book Appointment
Patient Portal
Abortion Services
Virtual Visit