Health & Sexuality Educator & Writer
I'm a health educator, writer and mom to three kids. I run a middle and high school health education program in Brooklyn and teach in the health education department at Brooklyn College. For a number of years I was a contributing writer for Everyday Feminism and for many years I edited About.com's LGBT teens site. These days
a lot of my writing can be found at Rewire News. I've also written for the Washington Post, the HuffPost and others. Plus, I answer questions on the okayso app. Much of my writing is related to health and sexuality (both of the adolescent and the adult variety), and some of it covers my experiences parenting. Contact me at [email protected]
Talking to your LGBTQ+ kids about sexuality can seem daunting. These 5 tips will help you have these important conversations.
This month marks the fiftieth anniversary of the approval of oral contraception in the US, and the Pill's age is starting to show. Problems abound with its delivery, dosage and...
The bone marrow disease called CAMT is extremely rare among the general population. It may have long gone undiagnosed, especially among Ashkenazi Jews.
Numerous articles on some of my favorite themes.
Posts on all manner of teen sexuality and relationships.
My blog on reproductive rights, sex education, voting, teen pregnancy and more for Alternet.
Here are some articles on my early parenting experiences
Here is where I ran the LGBT+ teens site for many years and covered current events, pop culture, health, sexuality and more!
Presentation at the National Sex Ed Conference.
Recommendations for what to say to your middle schooler, what you can stop worrying about, and how you can make this communication as healthy, informative, and comfortable as...
Check out my comments on how to talk to kids about sex.
Here I help Seventeen break down what you really need to know about penises.
In case your sex ed class skipped a lesson on masturbation I help Seventeen make sure you are covered.
Check out my comments for Teen Vogue on herpes, how to tell if you have it, and what you need to know if the answer is you do
Check out my comments on sex ed in this great article.