Welcome to the EyesOpenIowa website!
The mission of EyesOpenIowa (EOI) is to empower Iowa’s communities to provide young people with comprehensive sexual health information and services to make healthy and informed decisions about sex and relationships, both now and in the future.
EOI envisions a time when all of Iowa’s young people are knowledgeable about, empowered, and prepared to take control of their own sexual health throughout their lifetimes. We envision a time when schools and local youth-serving agencies fully and accurately educate young people on anatomy, reproduction, preventing pregnancy and STDs, health relationships, and consent, just as they would other topics.
Commitment to Excellence:
EyesOpenIowa invites all providers of sexual health education in Iowa to voluntarily commit to the
Sexual health education will be factual, medically accurate, and informed by the weight of available peer-reviewed research.
Providers will voluntarily adhere to a basic set of science-based standards and be willing to accept a
periodic peer review of practices and program content.
Sexual health education will affirm sexuality as a natural lifelong quality of being human which can be expressed in healthy, responsible ways.
Providers will actively advocate for:
- Abstinence first from any form of risky sexual activity,
- Age-appropriate, medically accurate sexuality education for all,
- Access and referral to reproductive health care and services for sexually active youth, and
- The efficacy of contraception and condoms in reducing the risk of pregnancy and STD/HIV
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Click here to view our EyesOpenIowa Annual Report.