Sex Doesn't Have to be Scary: Intro to Reproductive Health for Youth Serving Professionals

October 19, 2020 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm

This is a two-part training. Part 2 is October 20, 2020 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 

Are you new to sex education? Or has it been awhile since you've covered this content? Or would you just like to brush up on your knowledge and skills?  

Sexual Health Doesn't Have to be Scary: Introduction to Reproductive Health for Youth Serving Professionals provides participants with a general overview of core concepts related to reproductive health as it relates to overall adolescent health. Topics covered include reproductive anatomy and physiology, adolescent growth and development, HIV/STIs, and contraceptive technology. This training also provides strategies for teaching comprehensive sexuality education that meet the standards set forth by the Comprehensive Health Education Act (CHEA). General and CHES CEUs available!


By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe reproductive biology in a teen-friendly way. 
  • Describe the link between brain development, hormones, physical maturation, sexual exploration, and teen pregnancy. 
  • List the most common barrier and hormonal contraceptives used by teens and summarize how they work. 
  • Describe symptoms and treatments for common bacterial and viral sexually transmitted infections & diseases, including HIV/AIDS. 
  • Identify personal values and the impact of those values on their ability to effectively teach about adolescent sexuality issues
  • Identify guidelines for answering sensitive questions regarding sexuality, HIV, STDs, and adolescent pregnancy prevention. 

Target Audience: 

  • Teachers
  • Counselors 
  • Parents
  • Any youth-serving professional 


Brittany Wearing, MPH, CHES
Fact Forward College Campus Coordinator 

Brittany joined Fact Forward in August 2016 as a Capacity Building Specialist, providing support, training and technical assistance to Orangeburg and Aiken counties. In 2018, Brittany was promoted to College Campus Coordinator, where she is responsible for supporting institutions of higher learning as they increase their students’ access to contraceptive care. Highlight of this work includes creating the College Campus Referral Initiative, linking referrals from college campuses to community health centers across the state. Brittany has 10 years of experience as a subject matter expert in the area of reproductive health/sexual health, contraceptive technologies, and HIV/STDs. 


Online webinar



Registration Deadline: 

October 15, 2020

Late registration must be approved by the training department ( and is subject to a $35 late registration fee. 


If you are interested in additional information about this training and the possibility of having one in your area please contact our Training Department at or 803-771-7700.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made no later than 72 hours before the date of the training. No-shows forfeit registration costs.

Inclement Weather Policy: Fact Forward follows the City of Columbia for weather closings. We monitor and adjust as necessary. We make all efforts to connect with registrants via email to advise of office closing and delayed starts. In case of cancellation of training due to weather, we will refund registration fees and make all efforts to reschedule in a timely manner.

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