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Peer-to-peer sex ed: “Read into it. Do research. And be knowledgeable about what you choose.”

“During the quarantine, obviously we couldn’t do anything PE-related," 10th-grader Wil explains. "So, we did a sex ed unit in the PE block, and the final assessment for that unit was to create a display of our knowledge. We could choose a topic and a method to portray what we wanted to say. My group chose contraception and to explain it through infographics. We had a list of what is considered to be the ten most widely used methods. Contraception is very objective, so to create infographics could be simple and very educational because it is important knowledge to have as a person.”

Did the fact that the audience was your peers influence your communication?
“We did take that into account when we made our infographics. I take a lot of interest in biology and chemistry, and I found out the more detailed explanation of how hormones work, what each individual hormone does and how that helps conception. In the infographics, a lot of the more detailed scientific information is either not included or it is explained, like the hormones. We were trying to make it accessible. And they all have a very similar format: They have a name, a brief explanation, the effectiveness and a list of pros and cons and how it works. The idea was so that you could compare each of the individual methods and say OK this will work best for this individual person.”

If you were to give others advice, what would you say?
“Read into it. Do research. And be knowledgeable about what you choose.”

Was it interesting to create material for your peers?
“Absolutely. It was an extension of what we learned in class. We had the basic knowledge and this really showed us the fine details of each method and I think we actually learned a lot as a group. There is this website – I think they’re putting it on?”

Yes, that’s me doing that.
“That’s cool! Do that! We want to reach some people!”