Ginny Ehrlich Speaks at the Inaugural Ohio Sex Education Summit

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Ginny Ehrlich Speaks at the Inaugural Ohio Sex Education Summit

October 18, 2018

Our CEO, Ginny Ehrlich, served as the opening speaker at the inaugural Ohio Sex Education Summit hosted by the Ohio Center for Sex Education at Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio. The summit gathered sexual health educators, advocates for health of LGBTQ communities, city council members, and a distinguished pediatrician and public health administrator, Dr. Joycelyn Elders, former Surgeon General of the United States, and the first African American to hold the post.

Ginny Ehrlich and Joycelyn Elders sit for a photo together

The sex education summit showcased research and evidence on why quality sex education is important, offered evidence-based guidance and resources for quality programming, and provided strategies for how to advocate for sex education in the broader school community. Further, as the links between health and learning are inextricable – the panelists also discussed the essential role that schools play in ensuring that students have the knowledge and skills necessary to make health decisions best for them and to avoid an unplanned pregnancy.

Read the full transcript of Ginny’s speech here.