Sex Ed Is Broken

Talk’s mission is to design, study, and advocate for best practices that empower young adults to make informed, responsible choices about their relationships and sexual health.

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why talk

the problem

the solution

chat fiction

Why

Talk

Why 
Talk

We live in a sex-saturated culture, but the topic is rarely discussed openly, let alone effectively.

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Many parents find discussing sexuality a daunting and awkward prospect.

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Existing school-based approaches to sex ed are failing kids, emphasizing rote information over practical knowledge and skills that can be applied in the real world.

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Teens lack the knowledge and support they need to make good decisions and keep themselves safe.

The Problem Is Real

The 
Problem 
Is Real

USA ranks highest in teen pregnancy, unintended pregnancy, abortion & sexually transmitted infections (STI) among all 1st world nations

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of American women will experience rape, physical violence, or stalking in their lifetime

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of U.S. pregnancies to 20-29 year olds are unplanned

Every 3 seconds a new STI is contracted in the U.S., that’s 20 million new cases annually

Only 13 States
Require Medically Accurate Sex Education

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Parents don’t know what to say, how to say it, or where to start.

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Media messages, pop culture assumptions, and peer norms dominate unchallenged.

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Peer and cultural pressure lead to a disconnect from one’s own beliefs and values.

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No information and bad information lead to uninformed decision making.

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The absence of healthy relationship frameworks leads to poor relationship choices.

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Silence and shame lead survivors of sexual abuse and violence to suffer alone.

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That's where we come in.

The Solution

Talk is preparing the next generation of sexually healthy adults. 

Talk is redefining conventional notions of how sex ed should be “taught” and what it means to be “at risk” for making poor decisions about relationship and sexual health.

Chat Fiction: Increasing Access

Information young people need and deserve

For twelve years, Talk has provided its innovative approach to sex education to more than 12,000 teens and parents in classrooms across Western Pennsylvania. To reach more young people, Talk has created a virtual approach using chat fiction.

Talk is launching CampusTalk, a chat fiction, text-based story platform for sex ed in early 2021.

CampusTalk Chat Fiction

Support Talk’s Mission

Support 
Talk’s
Mission

If you think teens and young adults deserve more, or you feel unprepared to talk with your kids, support Talk’s mission today.