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“Aptos teacher pioneers inclusive sex-ed curriculum”

Jamie Cutter isn’t shy about sexual health.

She teaches sexual education at Delta Charter High School to a generation that’s breaking traditional gender expectations. But when she started teaching it four years ago, there weren’t many books helping her navigate the waters of intersex, transgender and other non-traditional gender norms in an inclusive way.

So she wrote the book herself — titled “Inclusive Sex Education: A Comprehensive Sex Ed Curriculum Guide for Teachers” — aimed at helping other teachers. The spiral-bound text of less than a hundred pages includes diagrams, handouts and a glossary of words that aren’t in the lexicon of current teachers.

 Santa Cruz Sentinel