Sex Education Resources

The best sex education resource is Maine Family Planning’s Education Department! Send us an email at education@mainefamilyplanning.org. Need info now? Check out these great online resources.

 

Lesson Plans & Curriculum Development

Advocates for Youth

Advocates for Youth is a national organization that provides resources for professionals on adolescent reproductive and sexual health; the Sex Ed Center has lesson plans, curricula, national standards, and information on state legislation.

Answer

Answer is a national organization dedicated to providing and promoting comprehensive sexuality education to young people and the adults who teach them.

Family Life and Sexual Health (FLASH) Curriculum

FLASH is a comprehensive sexual health education curriculum for grades 4-12. FLASH also offers lessons for Special Education.

The Future of Sex Education Initiative (FoSE)

The Future of Sex Education Initiative was launched as a collaboration between Advocates for Youth, SIECUS, and Answer to create a national dialogue about the future of sex education and to promote the institutionalization of comprehensive sexuality education in public schools.

Maine Family Planning Vimeo Channel

Maine Family Planning’s Vimeo Channel is home to an assortment of educational films made by Maine teens for Maine teens. Two Seconds, a film produced by Maine teens in partnership with Maine Family Planning and Project AWARE, is featured in Best Practices in STD/HIV and Pregnancy Prevention. 

Teaching Sexual Health

This site is a project of educators and health professionals in Alberta, Canada, and provides lesson plans and resources for grades 4-12, including resources for answering student questions and interactive digital tools. Teaching Sexual Health also provides lesson plans for students with differing abilities.

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS)

SIECUS is a national organization that advocates for the right of all people to have accurate information, comprehensive sexuality education, and sexual health services.

Reproductive Health

Bedsider

Bedsider is an online birth control support network for women 18-29 operated by Power to Decide, the campaign to prevent unplanned pregnancy.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The CDC delivers the latest research findings on a wide range of sexual health topics.

Power to Decide

Power to Decide, formerly the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, provides trusted, high-quality, accurate information—backed by research—on sexual health and contraceptive methods so young people can make informed decisions.

LGBTQ+

Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Educator Network (GLSEN)

GLSEN works to ensure that every student, in every school, is valued and treated with respect, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Equality Maine

Equality Maine works to support gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in Maine, and maintains a directory of LGBTQ organizations around the state.

Maine Trans Net

Maine Trans Net provides support and resources for the transgender community, families, and significant others, and offers trainings about the varied forms of gender identity and expression.

Out Maine

Out Maine works to serve LGBTQ youth and their allies in rural Maine, and provides educational trainings for schools, teachers, and parents.

Sexual Violence Prevention

Love is Respect

Love is Respect is the ultimate resource to empower youth to prevent and end dating abuse. It is a project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline.

Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MECASA)

The Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault is organized to end sexual violence in Maine and to support high quality sexual violence prevention and response within Maine communities.

Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence (MCEDV)

The Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence is comprised of nine local domestic violence resource centers, which provide 24-hour services to people impacted by abuse in all corners of our state. Education and trainings are provided within schools and community settings.

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)

RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization.

For Students

Amaze

Amaze provides videos for young people, ages 10 to 14, about sex, relationships, and their bodies.

KidsHealth

KidsHealth is a reliable, medically-accurate source of health information for students. There are separate pages for kids, teens, parents, and educators.

Scarleteen

Scarleteen is an independent sexuality and relationships support network designed for young people, ages 15-25. Scarleteen provides medically accurate, honest information about issues related to sexual health.

Sex, Etc.

Sex, etc. is a website dedicated to providing youth with accurate, honest information about sexual health. The website, published by Answer, is written for teens by teens.

Stay Teen

Stay Teen provides informational resources and community activities to help prevent teen and unintended pregnancy, including a birth control method explorer. Sponsored by Power to Decide, the Campaign to Prevent Unplanned Pregnancy.