Elizabeth Schroeder


Elizabeth Schroeder, Ed.D., M.S.W., is the Executive Director of Answer. Elizabeth is an internationally recognized expert in the field of sexuality education and youth development who has trained thousands of youth-serving professionals, adolescents and parents around the world. She is frequently asked to comment on national sexuality education issues in the media and is one of the most sought-after keynote presenters at national and international conferences on sexuality education. Among Dr. Schroeder’s awards are the William R. Stayton Award in recognition of outstanding leadership in the field of human sexuality and the first-ever Carol Mendez Cassell Award for excellence in sexuality education. She is a co-founding editor of the American Journal of Sexuality Education and has written extensively about sexuality and relationship issues. Her most recent publication is the four-volume book series, Sexuality Education: Past, Present, and Future.

He-Men, Virginity Pledges, and Bridal Dreams: Obama Administration Quietly Endorses Dangerous Ab-Only Curriculum

Thirty years of public health science clearly demonstrates that providing young people with information about the health benefits of both abstinence and contraception and condoms, does not cause young people to initiate sex earlier or have sex more often. Abstinence-only-until marriage programs leave young people unprepared. They are unethical.