Badass Matriarch
Motherhood Meets Medicine
Episode 170: Accessing Sexual Education for Our Youth with Tara Jones

Episode 170: Accessing Sexual Education for Our Youth with Tara Jones

Access to sexual education for our youth is unbelievably important both from a health standpoint and from an education standpoint. But so many schools these days have sex education as optional and many don’t even require the curriculum to be medically accurate. 

That’s why I’m so excited to talk with Tara Jones all about how she’s helping to change the landscape of sexual education. 

Tara is a black queer sex educator based in Philadelphia and New York. For the last five years that work has consisted of creating sex education, social media content aimed at young adults, writing for various publications and speaking at events. She is also the founder of the Youth Sexpert Program, a digital training program that aims to provide comprehensive sex education for high school enrolled youth. 

Listen in to hear her thoughts on why educating tweens and teens and creating peer advocates is so much more effective than traditional sex education and how she’s affecting this change now.

Disclaimer: This podcast does not provide medical advice. The information on this podcast is for informational purposes only. No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

In this episode, we discuss: 

The importance of access to sexual education for kids based on their age

Why Tara created the Youth Sexpert Program and what it entails

The barriers that exist when it comes to accessing sex education


The Youth Sexpert Program


The Importance of Comprehensive Sex Education

Sex Positive Families

Good Sex Illustrated - book

Come As You Are: Revised and Updated: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life

Right to Sex

Badass Matriarch
Motherhood Meets Medicine
The Motherhood Meets Medicine Podcast is a space that brings all women together. It's for those who hope to be a mom one day, those who are already mothers, and mothers of mothers. This podcast will give you candid, informal interviews on motherhood topics that you can listen to while you're driving to work, folding laundry or whatever else your busy day may bring. Each week, Your host, Lynzy Coughlin, will be focusing on topics ranging from postpartum issues to feeding babies to managing toddler tantrums. She's bringing in experts with formal training to cover everything motherhood! So grab your coffee and join us for a weekly chat on your time. All are welcome! Lynzy is a Physician Assistant in the Emergency Department where she has practiced medicine for the last 12 years. You can connect with Lynzy on her Motherhood Life & Style Instagram account, @lynzyandco. This is where you'll have the chance to submit questions for guest experts.