California Healthy Youth Act

Teaching comprehensive sexual health education is now required by state law under the California Healthy Youth Act.

Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties offers in-person, comprehensive, and educational classroom presentations that align with the requirements of the California Healthy Youth Act. These educational courses are available on a wide range of topics to encourage youth aged 12-19 to make healthy, informed decisions regarding their sexuality and health. All topics are: inclusive, medically accurate, age-appropriate, culturally sensitive, and available in Spanish and English.

Currently, Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties is one of the only organizations in your area that offers courses that align with the requirements of the California Healthy Youth Act.

Contact us to learn how to ensure your school is California Healthy Youth Act compliant. You can email us at talk@pposbc.org, call us at (714) 633-6373 ext. 334, or fill out the form below:

California Healthy Youth Act Presentation Package:

Youth Rights & Resources, including Planned Parenthood Services

This presentation provides information on student rights to accessing sexual and reproductive health care, including a discussion on local resources. An overview of Planned Parenthood services that are available to the community, most with no to low cost. A discussion of services provided by the Health Centers, Community Education programs, and our Public Affairs department link participants to resources.

Pregnancy Prevention and Responsible Decision Making

During this gender inclusive session, participants will discuss the value of delaying sexual activity, including abstinence, and all FDA approved birth control methods. This session includes an objective discussion of all legally available pregnancy outcomes. All FDA approved birth control methods and condom demonstrations are available to bring to the presentation.

Birth Control Methods

Participants will learn about the effectiveness and safety of FDA-approved contraceptive methods. Participants learn about the various methods that can be obtained through FPACT, how effective they are, and the importance of using them accurately and consistently.

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

Participants will learn about the effectiveness and safety of FDA-approved contraceptive methods. Participants learn about the various methods that can be obtained through FPACT, how effective they are, and the importance of using them accurately and consistently.

Healthy Relationships

Participants will examine the essential components of relationships and build skills to help facilitate discussions of what constitutes a healthy or unhealthy relationship, including consent. Participants will learn unhealthy trends amongst dating and youth and upon completion can self-identify and prevent violence within relationships. This session includes a discussion on sexual abuse, violence, harassment; and sex trafficking.

Gender Identity and Expression

Participants will learn about gender, gender expression, and gender identity. There will be discussions around the harm of negative gender stereotypes. By being inclusive to different sexual orientations, participants gain an increase in positive attitudes and self-efficacy to resist societal pressures.

Bullying & Safe Social Media

This session includes identifying the different characteristics of bullying situations including physical, verbal and cyber-bullying as well as discussions on what to do if you are a victim or bystander. Participants will gain the knowledge to become safer and smarter about using technology and social media.

In addition to the California Healthy Youth Act Package, the following presentations are also available:

Anatomy & Physiology

This session provides participants with an opportunity to learn medically accurate terminology relating to reproductive anatomy and physiology and to identify normalcies associated with reproductive health.

Male Involvement & Responsibility (exclusive for male-identified participants)

Male participants will gain an understanding of how traditional masculinity impacts men’s reproductive health and health of others as well as gain comfort in communication with partners or clinicians about reproductive health issues.

Puberty

Participants learn the normalcies surrounding the physical and emotional changes of puberty, including the functions of the organs that make up the reproductive systems. This session discusses the connection between puberty and reproduction and the appropriate products and strategies for maintaining healthy personal hygiene.

The California Healthy Youth Act is a state-mandated program that requires school districts to ensure all pupils in grades 7 to 12 receive comprehensive sexual health education and HIV prevention education.

Sec 11 of the act outlines that school districts may contract with outside consultants that have expertise in these areas to satisfy the requirement.

Since 1965, Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties has been building healthy communities with the most sophisticated instrument in medicine: accurate information.

Our innovative health education programs teach young people to make healthy decisions, and empower teachers, parents, professionals, and caregivers with the necessary tools to have honest discussions with the young people in their lives.

“Planned Parenthood educators are ESSENTIAL to my program. The educators bring high energy, engaging, accurate, and necessary presentations to the youth I serve. They truly raise awareness about the risks of not being abstinent with a very appropriate, professional, but youth-friendly delivery. I am so grateful to partner with these incredible educators who have a passion for positively impacting young people to keep them safe and learn to make responsible decisions when it comes to their sexual and reproductive health.”

Teacher

“We would like to personally thank you for enriching the lives of our parents. Your time, insight, and advice provided our parents with a better understanding of educational resources. Our parents truly enjoyed and appreciated every minute of your presentation… You have invested in our future leaders and that is appreciated. We are grateful for your support, dedication, and collaboration in working together to increase educational awareness, professionalism and self-sufficiency…”

-Community Organization

“Thank you for coming down and sharing your great presentation with my class. I found it really interesting the way condoms work and it was very fascinating learning how to properly use them. Especially because I never really knew how those things work. Thanks again for spending two amazing days with us.”

-Student

“Thank you for coming to talk to us about this important topic. I think it’s awesome that we get this opportunity to learn because a lot of teens are not aware of how to prevent STIs and pregnancy. So thank you for giving us the information we need.”

-Student

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