This past April, Alice Dreger—a Clinical Professor in the Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program at the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University in Chicago—attended her son's sex ed class after hearing his accounts of the class and becoming concerned by its lessons on sexual abstinence. She live-tweeted her experience, expressing horror at the misinformation being disseminated. Her tweets soon went viral, bringing a great deal of attention to their school district.
Dreger wondered if she had done the right thing. But friends and colleagues opined that perhaps she was a voice that was sorely needed. So she continued to push for better sexuality education for the school district.
Now, East Lansing, Michigan is getting a new sex ed curriculum, after it was found that the existing program violated state law. An important win for evidence-based sex ed!