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Comprehensive Sex Education

The Start of a Sexual Health Journey

Tewodros Melesse | Posted 09.22.2015 | Politics
Tewodros Melesse

Every day we hear stories and come across people whose lives have been transformed by getting access to information about sexual health and sexual health services like contraception. It can change the way they behave and the way they think.

The 'Dangers of Contraception' Revisited

Robert Walker | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics
Robert Walker

What are Republicans afraid of? What is so threatening or wrong about giving women the ability to space or limit their pregnancies? Why is it that a party that has pushed so hard to defend privacy and personal liberties in so many other realms is so dead-set on depriving women of their reproductive choice?

20 Reasons We Need To Support Comprehensive Sex Ed

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 05.05.2015 | Women

Sex ed in the U.S. is far from educational -- and it looks like we could learn a thing or two from Canada. A new sex ed initiative, which will b...

Sex Education or Sex Ignorance?

Gabrielle Van Tassel | Posted 05.04.2015 | Education
Gabrielle Van Tassel

Some fear that teenagers' access to contraceptives and learning comprehensive sex ed will inspire more sexual activity. But as sex therapist Dr. Gloria Brame explains, "No comprehensive sex ed = no reliable information on how STDs are transmitted and no understanding of how to prevent them."

These Maps Show Where Kids In America Get Terrifying Sex Ed

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.08.2014 | Teen

If you think students should get an unbiased and accurate education, then you probably won't be happy about the state of sex education in America. ...

Tennessee Students May Be Receiving A Questionable Sex Education

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics

Students in schools across Tennessee may be receiving sex education ridden with factually dubious claims. A recent sex education presentation at Hi...

Gov. Quinn Expected To Sign New Comprehensive Sex Ed Bill

Posted 05.24.2013 | Chicago

The Illinois Senate on Wednesday approved a bill that would require sex education classes in public schools statewide to include information on contra...

Abstinence Speaker Reportedly Tells HS Students 'If You Take Birth Control, Your Mother Probably Hates You'

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 04.17.2013 | Women

Pam Stenzel, an abstinence-only speaker, sparked controversy after giving a talk to an assembly of West Virginia high school students this week. Stenz...

Fighting Teen Pregnancy With Peer Influence

Catherine M. Abate | Posted 05.31.2013 | New York
Catherine M. Abate

To effectively encourage teens to make the right decisions about sex, their relationships, and their health, we need to expand our strategies to include more teen-to-teen education.

Hunter Stuart

Gay Student's Flamboyant Style Blamed For His Murder | Hunter Stuart | Posted 11.28.2011 | Gay Voices

Only a few hours had passed after 17-year-old Brandon McInerney had pled guilty to the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Lawrence "Larry" King at E.O. Gre...

First Important Steps

Joan Malin | Posted 11.28.2011 | New York
Joan Malin

This week is National Sex Ed Week, and for the first time in 20 years, we're celebrating it knowing New York City will now require sex education to be taught in schools.

Law Requiring Sex-Ed Teachers To Talk Condoms Narrowly Passes Senate

Posted 07.26.2011 | Chicago

A bill eked its way to a victory by the narrowest possible margin in the Illinois Senate Wednesday, mandating that sex-ed teachers educate students on...

U.S. Conservatives Attack UNESCO's Sex Ed Guidelines

Yahoo! News | BRUCE CRUMLEY / PARIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Any attempt to decrease the number of unwanted pregnancies and slow the spread of sexually transmitted diseases like HIV around the world has to be a ...

Abstinence-Only Advocates Attempt to Evolve, but Don't Be So Easily Fooled

Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright

Abstinence-only advocates have been long organizing a comeback, rebranding themselves as science-based and holistic, and they're still getting $41,000,000 of your tax dollars.

Can You Hear Me Yet?

Cecile Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Cecile Richards

At this point, it's hard to imagine how much more data the government and Congress need to understand that just telling kids to not have sex isn't working.