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Three Things About Abstinence-Only Sex Ed You Need to Know Now

Carolyn Davis | Posted 08.14.2015 | Education
Carolyn Davis

John Oliver's brilliant piece did a marvelous job laying out many of the problems in the abstinence-only approach, from its emphasis on shame and ineffectiveness in preventing unplanned pregnancy or STIs to its harmful neglect of the needs of LGBTQ teens.

The Most Important Issue Missing From America's Sex-Ed Courses

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 07.31.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

In an age when young people remain divided over what really constitutes consent, one in four college women will report a rape or a...

The Effort To Stop Campus Rape Is Finally Starting To Focus On High Schools

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.27.2015 | College

A provision in the Senate’s proposed rewrite of the nation's main education law governing K-12 schools would push for more sex education that f...

Proof No Penis Is Too Large For A Condom

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 07.17.2015 | Women

If any dude says he's "too big" to wear a condom, we've got some definitive evidence to the contrary.  On July 12, Twitter user Mousie poste...

College Students Give Their Younger Siblings The Advice Sex Ed Often Skips

The Huffington Post | Riley Griffin | Posted 07.14.2015 | College

"Own your sexuality, nobody has the right to shame you." That is the sex advice that Josy Jablons, a New York University student, would like her yo...

Talking to Teens About Porn

Joni Edelman | Posted 07.06.2015 | Parents
Joni Edelman

Young people are sexually aware and driven. People are sexually aware and driven. Period. It's called nature. There is no point in shaming your kids. That will make them feel weird and shitty. Just don't.

This Video About Sex Ed Has Been Viewed Almost 4 Million Times. Here's Why.

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 06.05.2015 | Healthy Living

Is there a right age to teach children about love and sex? Some Dutch schools think kids as young as kindergarteners need to learn about the component...

Top 6 Sex Ed Lessons from 'The Bachelorette'

Em & Lo | Posted 06.18.2015 | Women
Em & Lo

As sex writers, what horrified us the most last night was the group date in which the guys tried -- and spectacularly failed -- to teach a sex ed class to adolescents. Their embarrassment about the topic, their ignorance of basic anatomical and reproductive knowledge, their narrow-minded views of what constitutes sex -- these were all glaring examples of how far we have to go in terms of educating not only kids, but adults about sexuality.

Judge Rules Against Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Program

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

A judge in Fresno County, California, has ruled against an abstinence-only sex education program, saying a school district violated state law by faili...

These Honest (And Brilliant) Sex-Ed Quiz Answers Got A Teen Suspended

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 05.08.2015 | Women

Now this is how you respond when your partner objects to condoms. Last week, Imgur user dogsandcatsandlemursohmy posted what she claims is her you...

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."

What Should High Schools Do? 44 Percent of Sexual Assaults Happen Before College

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 06.27.2015 | Education
Soraya Chemaly

Forty-four percent of reported sexual assaults take place before the victim is 18. And yet, secondary schools remain woefully unprepared and irresponsibly reluctant to act on this information.

As We Celebrate National Minority Health Month, Let's Challenge Stigma and Shame

Aimee Thorne-Thomsen | Posted 06.19.2015 | Latino Voices
Aimee Thorne-Thomsen

Latinos in the U.S. have important health care needs that we must make visible, and in April we have the perfect opportunity. This month, let's look together at the advancements as well as the ongoing reproductive health care needs of Latinos in the U.S.

Teaching Kids About Sex Abuse In School Ups Reporting

Reuters | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Children who learn about preventing sex abuse in school more often report abuse in ...

A Woman Live-Tweeted Her Teen's Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Class

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.16.2015 | Women

A woman named Alice Dreger sat in on her son's sex ed class, and the experience sounds completely horrifying. Dreger, the author of Galileo's Middl...

5 Reasons to Get Yourself Tested for STDs

Joan Malin | Posted 06.04.2015 | New York
Joan Malin

Everyone deserves a sex life that is safe and healthy. Many sexually active young people may not realize that getting tested is part of basic preventive health care and can actually help improve their sex lives. Here are five things that young people should know about getting tested and STDs:

Rain Before Rainbows

Stephen Gray Wallace | Posted 05.06.2015 | Parents
Stephen Gray Wallace

The sheer magnitude of changes taking place during puberty and throughout adolescence pushes to center stage the issue of identity, in all its forms and with all of its vagaries.

This Valentine's Day, It's Time for Real Sex Ed for NYC

Joan Malin | Posted 04.14.2015 | New York
Joan Malin

As a leading sexual health care provider in New York City, Planned Parenthood of New York City knows all too well that the gaps that remain in New York City's sexual health education have a significant impact on young people's wellbeing.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Democrats Push Campus Sexual Assault Prevention Bill Recommended By UVA Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As universities and colleges face heightened scrutiny over their handling of campus rape, two Democratic senators want to expand public ...

Two Teens Push To Make Consent Part Of School District's Sex-Ed Program

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 01.23.2015 | Teen

When it comes to sex-ed, curriculums vary. Some schools teach abstinence-only, while others provide information about safe sex, but very few teach tee...

Dana Liebelson

Spending Bill Measure Could Give States Millions In Extra Dollars To Teach That Premarital Sex is Wrong

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 12.11.2014 | Politics

The spending package unveiled by Congress this week includes a new measure that allows states to get more federal funding -- potentially totaling mill...

Las Vegas Teens Say Sex Ed Fails Teens, Especially Survivors Of Sexual Assault

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 11.17.2014 | Teen

School's supposed to prepare you for the real world, but for many students in America, sex ed class may be doing just the opposite. Now, in Las Vegas,...

10 Hilariously Bad Pieces Of Retro Sex Ed Advice For Teens

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 11.17.2014 | Teen

Sex ed is pretty awkward, but sex ed of the past was apparently even worse. Parents and teachers have always been generally lousy when it comes to...

If Driver's Ed Was Taught Like Sex Ed, It'd Be Just As Awkward

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 10.27.2014 | Teen

It starts out with your scary gym teacher warning you not to "do it." Next, your mom asks you a bunch of awkward questions and your dad tries to give ...