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rewire.news: 11 Books for Asian American Teens to Educate Themselves on Sex and Their Bodies

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These books will help you better understand reproductive and sexual health, rights, and justice.

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, University of California PressThis Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM), Rewire.News is highlighting the ways Asian and Pacific Islander American communities have been at the forefront of the reproductive justice movement throughout its formation and today.

From medically inaccurate and discriminatory sex education in schools to the Eurocentric beauty standards in mainstream media, it’s no wonder we have such complicated feelings about sex, race, and our bodies.

As a Korean American who grew up in the Midwest, I related to how “sex was stigmatized to the point of silence in my household”—something Senti Sojwal, a sex-positive reproductive justice activist, wrote for Rewire.News this week on why Asian Americans need better sex ed.

As Asian Americans, we should strive to continually expand our knowledge of sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice.

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