Ivy Chen is a sexuality health educator, and has been working with San Francisco Bay Area communities for the last 22 years. She teaches students ranging from the 4th grade through college age, as well as parent groups, community based organizations, teachers, and other health professionals. Topics covered in her workshops include puberty, healthy relationships, body image, peer and partner pressure, media influence, sexual decision making, AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections, birth control, and increasing communication about sexuality within families. She tailors each presentation to the specific group served, and ensures that all materials are accurate and age-appropriate. She encourages participation and feedback from her audience. Overall, she strives to make learning important information about sensitive topics as accessible, comfortable and fun as possible.
Ivy received her BA from UC Berkeley in integrative biology with a minor in women’s studies in 1996. She received her Master in public health with an emphasis in health and social behaviors, also from UC Berkeley, in 2001.
Ivy presently works as an independently contracted health educator. She currently works as a lecturer for the health education, human sexuality and psychology departments at San Francisco State University.
In the News
- 9/21/2018: The Atlantic: What Teens Think of the Kavanaugh Accusations
- 2017-2018: Sex Ed with DB Podcast, seasons 1 & 2 (2017-2018)
- 3/10/2008: KALW radio interview about girls & sex education
- 2/18/2008: Teaching Kids About Sex (The View From the Bay)
- 2/11/2007: Sex Ed Grows Up – Ivy Chen’s lively brand of ‘puberty education’ really sinks in (San Francisco Chronicle Article)