The Hidden Cost of Inadequate Sex Education

November 1, 2023

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After successfully saving $100,000 at age 25, I quit my corporate job in marketing to fight for your financial rights. I’ve helped over three million badass women make more, spend less, and feel financially confident.


Imagine a world where women are not just super confident about their sexual and reproductive health but are also kicking some serious ass in the economy. Sounds like something straight out of a feminist fairy tale.

But hold on, it’s not some far-off dreamland we’re talking about here–it’s a real need. Comprehensive sex education (CSE) is the key to making this dream a reality. For those of us who are all about women’s rights and financial independence, grasping the economic impact of sex ed is a must. So, let’s break it down and get into why CSE isn’t just a feminist thing but a money matter too.

Woman and child reviewing a chart of the female reproductive system

Fueling Economic Justice Through Education

Inadequate sex education often leaves young women grappling with misinformation and uncertainty about their sexual health. This not only affects their well-being but jeopardizes their educational and career trajectories. By championing comprehensive sex education, we are doing more than promoting health. We are advocating for a woman’s autonomy and her right to shape her economic destiny, free from the constraints of gender biases.

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

The correlation between insufficient sex education and elevated rates of teenage pregnancies is undeniable. These early pregnancies can significantly impede a young woman’s path to financial autonomy and perpetuate systemic poverty. However, evidence demonstrates that when proper sex education is in place, we see a reduction of more than 3% in teen birth rates. This is not just about reducing numbers; it’s about dismantling barriers and creating equitable economic opportunities for young women.

A Call for Progressive Action

Our commitment to gender equality and economic justice compels us to advocate tirelessly for comprehensive sex education. It’s not merely an educational issue but a profound statement against patriarchal norms and an endorsement of a more equitable and just economy. Let’s rally behind this cause, not just for the health of our young women but for the health of our society and economy.

CSE isn’t just about health–it’s about dismantling patriarchal structures and fostering economic inclusivity. By encouraging young women with knowledge and autonomy over their sexual and reproductive health, we are setting the stage for their active and uninhibited participation in the economy. As progressives, our advocacy for comprehensive sex education is deeply intertwined with our fight as financial feminists.

So, let’s keep this ball rolling because every bit of effort we put in is really a step toward a world where fairness isn’t just a nice idea but the way things actually work for all of us.

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