Beyond the Birds and the Bees: Sexual Education in the 20th Century

April 8, 2008 to September 18, 2008
John Nicholas Brown Center 357 Benefit Street

How have American teenagers learned about sex over the last 100 years? The exhibition Beyond the Birds and the Bees: Sexual Education in the 20th Century reveals the history of sex education. Discover changing American ideas about childhood, sex, and the family by exploring some of the places where people have learned about sex: in the military and schools, from parents and friends, and through popular culture.

Co-sponsors: Brown University Department of Education; Graduate Student Council; Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women; Sarah Doyle Women’s Center Taubman Center for Public Policy & American Institutions