Calling all health/sex ed teachers!

The Reproductive Health/ Well-being Lab at the Sexuality, Women, and Gender Project at TC is seeking NYC educators to participate in a short online survey about teaching sexual health education. We are passionate about arming teachers with the tools they need in order to ensure all students receive the quality, comprehensive and medically accurate sex education they so deserve. This study will lead to a better understanding of the current state of sex education in NYC and indicate possible areas of development for teacher training. Participation in this survey is voluntary, and one may withdraw from this study at any time without any penalty. No identifying information will be requested of participants.

If you do not teach health/sex education, please help spread the word! We would greatly appreciate any effort (facebook, twitter, linkedin, email listservs) to get our survey out to as many NYC health teachers as possible!

The survey can be accessed here:  

Understanding Roadblocks to Providing Comprehensive Sex Education

Faced by Middle and High School Teachers in New York City

Dear Educator,

We invite you to take a brief online survey for a DOE-approved study that aims to identify the needs of New York City educators who teach about sexual health.

I am writing to you on behalf of the Sexuality, Women, and Gender Project of Teachers College, Columbia University. The current study will provide information about sexual health education to better understand the factors influencing teacher effectiveness in this area.

The link to the online survey is below. It will take approximately 15 to 25 minute to complete, and will ask about attitudes and beliefs regarding teaching about sexual health. Participation is voluntary. Participants may decline to answer any questions presented during the survey. Furthermore, one may decide to withdraw from this study at any time. No identifying information will be requested of participants. Responses will be stored on an encrypted server that is password protected. I assure you that this study has been reviewed and approved by the Institutional Research Ethics Review Board (IRB) at Teachers College, Columbia University as well as the NYC Department of Education IRB Board.

If you would like to participate, here is a link to the survey:

If you do not teach about sexual health in New York City but know of anyone who does, I would greatly appreciate it if you could forward this e-mail on our behalf.

If you have any questions about this study, I can be reached at For concerns resulting from your participation in this study, please contact the Institutional Review Board of Teachers College, Columbia University (

Thank you for your assistance in this project.

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