About Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S.
The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S. (SIECUS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing, collecting, and disseminating information; promoting comprehensive education about sexuality; and advocating for the rights of individuals to make responsible sexual choices. Established in 1964, SIECUS has many different programs developed by health, education, and sexuality experts. Educational materials include a booklet entitled “How to Talk to Your Children About AIDS,” a pamphlet entitled “SIECUS Publications Catalog,” and a bimonthly journal entitled the “SIECUS Report.” The organization provides appropriate referrals, encourages lobbying efforts, and supports education. SIECUS maintains the Mary S. Calderone Library, with more than 5,000 books, 2,000 journals and newsletters, and 500 sexuality and AIDS curricula. The library also has a computerized database with more than 10,000 citations.SIECUS-the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States- was founded in 1964 to provide education and information about sexuality and sexual and reproductive health.