Sex Ed Week at Ohio State 2020

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Sex Ed Week at Ohio State 2020

While serving as an HIV/STI counselor, Abby Rinderle noticed a repetitive nature in a lot of students' questions. She recognized a major knowledge gap among Ohio State students, probably due to the lack of regulated sexual health education in the state of Ohio. Considering 72 percent of Ohio State students grew up in Ohio, that wasn't surprising. 

While researching how other universities tackle the sexual health education issue, she came across the Sex Week movement. Inspired by the activism of students across the country, Abby decided to bring this campaign dedicated to realistic, inclusive and relatable sexual health education to Ohio State. 

Thus, Student Advocates for Sexual Health Awareness (SASHA) was born. SASHA's mission is to plan, direct, and execute an annual Sex Week at Ohio State. Sex Week is run entirely by students. Funding is limited so we rely on our passionate supporters for help, be it a Columbus-area business, a like-minded non-profit, or a generous community member like you. 

The first-ever Sex Week, hosted just last year, was a smashing success. We reached 570 students, partnered with three Ohio State departments, four fellow student organizations and six Columbus businesses and community groups, and hosted 16 events ranging from LGBTQIA healthcare to basic anatomy to proper sex toy care and period sex. 

SASHA is comprised of some of the most fervent, bright, and open-minded people you'll ever meet, and we cannot wait to share our journey with all of you!

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$5

Focus Areas

SASHA has 5 focus areas: Sexual Health Foundations, LGBTQIA Health, Reproductive Rights and Policy, Healthy Masculinity and Pleasure.

$16

Previous Events

Sex Week 2019 had 16 events! This year we're looking upwards of 18! Help us grow with your donations.

$50

STI Infections

Nationally, 15-24 year olds account for HALF (50%) of all new STI cases annually. Help us help students learn more about protecting themselves from sexually transmitted infections.

$72

Ohio State Students' Education

72% of Ohio State's students are products of Ohio schools. That means 72% of students' sex education was unregulated and unpredictable!

$109

Treatment for Chlamydia

Typical treatment for acute chlamydia costs $109! Think of all the money we can save with prevention-based sexual health education.

$215

Gonorrhea Cases in Ohio

There are 215 new cases of gonorrhea per 100,000 people in Ohio each year.

$569

Number of Attendees Last Year

We had EXACTLY 569 attendees last year. To double or triple that number we need your help!

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