Webinar: Sex-ed keeps us healthy! Why sex-ed is a crucial health intervention

Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020
Time: 10 AM Pacific time

Sex-ed is often treated as a polarizing topic or as fodder for jokes that involve condoms and bananas. It is time to change the narrative! Sex-ed, when done right, is one of the most important health intervention we can offer young people.

During Sexual Health Awareness Week 2020, join us for a webinar addressing all the different ways in which sex-ed is important to our health. In fact, it saves lives because it tackles the root causes of negative health outcomes. That’s because, with the right information, we can better take care of our bodies. This means: fewer sexually transmitted infections that can have lifelong complications, fewer unplanned pregnancies, a decline in reproductive coercion, preventing cervical cancers or catching them earlier, less health issues that get worse because we ignore their symptoms out of shame or fear. Sex-ed also shapes a culture of equality where everyone can thrive and be safe from violence, coercion and discrimination. It teaches us the skills to nurture healthy relationships, something that has a direct effect on our well-being and even on our life expectancy.

This presentation is for health care providers, educators, policy makers, parents, and anyone who is curious about sex-ed. Join us to hear more of what research says about the impact of high quality sex-ed and about what young people want, need and deserve.

To attend the webinar you need to follow these three steps:

1. Step One

Register in advance by following this link: http://bit.ly/3b90q0Q

Event password: SRH


2. Step Two

You will receive an email confirmation with a personalised link for you to join the webinar and dial-in instructions to join the teleconference to hear the presentations. Save that email until the day of the webinar.


3. Step Three:

On the day of the webinar, click the link on the confirmation email to watch the webinar. To hear the presentations, you must dial in to the teleconference number provided



To participate in a webinar you will need access to a computer with an internet connection to watch the presentation, and a phone to listen to the presenters.

Space is limited so to be sure you can access the webinar you must register in advance. Click the link provided on the invitation, click REGISTER on the webpage, and then enter the required registration information. The link in the invitation is only for registrations – you cannot access the webinar on the day of the event by using this link.

Once you have registered, you will receive an email about how to access the webinar. Be sure to save this email until the day of the webinar. The email will contain a link so you can access the webinar online, and dial-in information will be provided so you can hear the presentations over a teleconference.

A webinar may have different call-in numbers for English and French participants. Please make sure you call your language of choice when dialling.

If none of these instructions help and you can’t access the webinar you can contact WebEx Technical Support at 1-800-226-6338. Please be sure you have registered before calling. If you have a problem during the webinar you can send a message to the host using the chat function on the screen.