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Sex Education

From the Show: HER
Summary: Ignorance doesn't prevent sex from happening.
Air Date: 4/25/19
Duration: 30:52
Host: Pam Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: Andrea Barrica, CEO & Founder of O.school
Andrea BarricaAndrea Barrica is the CEO and founder of O.school, a judgment-free media platform to learn about sexuality and pleasure. As a queer woman of color, she’s been fighting to bring more humanity to the tech industry, and her mission is to create the world’s most trusted sexual wellness brand to help people increase their sexual health, power, and confidence. Previously, Andrea co-founded the leading financial solution for growing startups, inDinero.com, which now employs 150+ employees globally. She also served as a venture partner at 500 Startups, a global venture capital fund, where she worked with hundreds of startup companies. Andrea was raised in a religious, conservative Filipino family that only taught abstinence and she only had fear-based sex education in public schools. Seeking support and information, Barrica could not find reliable resources and experienced harassment online. Determined that no one else should have to struggle like she did, Barrica launched O.schoolin 2017 to change the way people learn about sexuality.
  • Guest Twitter Account: @odotschool @abarrica
Sex Education
Sex education for young people is a joke. "Abstinence only" programs don’t equip anyone with the tools needed for eventual sexual interactions.

Misinformation is rampant. Federally-mandated, medically-accurate sex ed is missing in schools. Young people are getting less sexual education than they did twenty years ago. Parents are afraid of their children learning about pleasure.

Keeping information from kids doesn’t prevent sex from happening.

Listen as Andrea Barrica joins Dr. Pamela Peeke to discuss the importance of learning about sex to create a culture of sexual respect.

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