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71 | Sex Ed, Consent and Intimate Relationships During a Pandemic with Dr. Sara Flowers

71 | Sex Ed, Consent and Intimate Relationships During a Pandemic with Dr. Sara Flowers

Update: 2020-07-211
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Today, we’re talking to Dr. Sara C. Flowers. She became the Vice President of Education at PPFA in 2018. An advocate for evidence-informed practice and emotional intelligence in sex education, Sara’s research focuses on fidelity and adaptation of sex education curricula, dismantling sexual and reproductive health disparities, serving the youth of color, and strengthening reproductive health access. In this role, Sara sets the vision, priorities, and strategy for sex education and training at Planned Parenthood. She is the spokesperson for sex education, providing contextualization and grounding for the nuanced ways sex education works to support and progress the federation’s vision and mission.

Sara holds a Doctorate in Public Health from The Graduate School and University Center, CUNY, as well as a BA in Psychology and a Master of Public Health degree, both from The George Washington University. She currently serves on the board of directors for SIECUS: Sex Ed for Social Change.

In this episode, we talk about…

  • How COVID impacts our sexual health and relationships
  • Evolution of sex education over the years
  • How to initiate honest conversations with your partner or potential partners
  • Communicating and connecting with others during this pandemic
  • Consent conversations, not just in a sexual context
  • Communicating with teenagers in this pandemic
  • Reproductive health care and how black women can advocate for themselves

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71 | Sex Ed, Consent and Intimate Relationships During a Pandemic with Dr. Sara Flowers

71 | Sex Ed, Consent and Intimate Relationships During a Pandemic with Dr. Sara Flowers

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