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This Community Action Kit contains a great deal of information about comprehensive sexuality education, abstinence-only-until-marriage programs, condoms, contraception, and other related issues.

One of the key challenges for advocates is to pull together all of this information into messages that others can easily understand. Many people find that having talking points can help them stay focused and present the best possible case when working with policy makers, school boards, educators, and parents.

Below are some of the strongest points you can use when advocating in favor of a comprehensive sexuality education. You may also want to create your own talking points about issues specific to your community. When writing your talking points keep them short and precise, and use local stories or statistics whenever possible.

A comprehensive approach to sexuality education helps teens.  (Click here for more information.)   

Abstinence-only-until-marriage programs don’t work.   (Click here for more information.)   

Comprehensive sexuality education is about more than just sex.  (Click here for more information.)   

All major medical and public health organizations support a comprehensive approach to sexuality education.  (Click here for more information.)   

Parents support comprehensive sexuality education.  (Click here for more information.)  

Young people support comprehensive sexuality education. (Click here for more information.)  

Voters support comprehensive sexuality education.  (Click here for more information.)  

We can’t forget about those teens who are already sexually active.   and STDs now and in the future. (Click here for more information.)   

We can’t forget about those teens who lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ).  (Click here for more information.)