What Does Look Both Ways Mean?
The concept of Look Both Ways was created by our Director Dr. Betsy Cairo, a reproductive biologist and educator. She had just attended an abstinence-only training course and couldn’t get this comparison out of her mind…... “Abstinence-only programs are like telling your kids to only look one way when they cross the street. By focusing all of our attention in one direction, kids are blind-sided by the traffic coming from the opposite way the very moment they decide to step into the street.”
This thought fueled Cairo to start an organization that teaches students to ‘look both ways’ at abstinence and at sexual activity. By focusing on science-based information about our bodies and the risks and responsibilities that come with being sexually active, Look Both Ways empowers students of every culture, religion, sexual orientation, and gender to make educated choices about their reproductive health.
Dr. Betsy Cairo founded Look Both Ways in 2006 and dedicated our program towards helping teach comprehensive reproductive health education to our youth, our educators and parents around the world. Dr. Cairo used her years of field experience, combined with her many years of teaching to develop the curriculum we use today. She wrote the textbook, "Reproductive Health: The Science, Psychology & Sociology of Being", which is available on our site for purchase. Dr. Cairo also works with educators to ensure they develop the skills, knowledge and confidence necessary to lecture on such an important topic.
Meet Dr. Betsy Cairo, PhD, HCLD and CSES. Dr. Cairo is our founder and executive director, she is a Reproductive Biologist and holds a PhD in Human Reproduction from the Union Institute, in Cincinnati, Ohio and a BS in Animal Science from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. Dr. Cairo taught both graduate and undergraduate courses at the University of Northern Colorado for 21 years. She emphasizes Reproductive Health through a variety of classes including Human Sexuality, Drug Abuse, and Human Disease. Dr. Cairo has worked in the field of reproductive medicine for over 25 years. She founded CryoGam Colorado, LLC, in 1990, where she remains the director and owner.
It is the policy of Look Both Ways, Inc. to be an equal opportunity employer, to seek, employ and assign the best qualified personnel, and to provide equal opportunities for their training and promotion. Look Both Ways, Inc. shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression, or military status in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers, selection of vendors, and provision of services.