Ellen Friedrichs Ellen Friedrichs is a health educator, writer, and mom of three kids. She recevied her MA in health education with a focus on sex education from NYU. She runs a middle and high school health education program in Brooklyn, and teaches at the City of New York's City Tech campus. Ellen is the author of the book, Good Sexual Citizenship: How to Create a (Sexually) Safer World. Her writing can also be found in places like the Washington Post, Salon, Rewire News, and HuffPost. About Parents Parents, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for trustworthy, empathetic, and supportive information and inspiration for your families. We reach 9 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists, fact checked, and reviewed by our Expert Review Board for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.