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The Problem with 'Boys Will Be Boys'

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 07.06.2013 | Crime
Soraya Chemaly

I know it's a lurid metaphor, but I taught my daughter the preschool block precursor of don't "get raped" and this child, Boy #1, did not learn the preschool equivalent of "don't rape."

Sex Ed Is Under Attack At Colleges Across America

Cosmopolitan | Posted 05.05.2013 | College

Talking about sex on college campuses shouldn't be all that scandalous. They're just big, ivy-coated hotbeds of the so-called "hook up culture," right...

The Harm Of Homophobic Sex Ed

Josh A. Goodman | Posted 07.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Josh A. Goodman

"Homosexuality is not a lifestyle acceptable to the general public and ... homosexual conduct is a criminal offense." As much as I wish this were a 1950s-era example of past homophobia washed away, this text is from the current sex education requirements under Alabama state law.

10 Real Sex-Ed Horror Stories

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 04.18.2013 | Women

After sex-ed speaker Pam Stenzel made headlines for giving a controversial lecture to high-schoolers in West Virginia, we asked readers to send us the...

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...

It's Time to Make Sex Education Mandatory in Our Nation's Schools

Steve Siebold | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics
Steve Siebold

I'm not encouraging teenagers to go out and have sex, but critical thinking says as sure as the sun will rise in the east, teenagers are going to have sex. So rather than fight the inevitable, why not do everything we can to make sure they are having safe sex?

Laura Bassett

GOP Takes Aim At Teen Sex Ed Programs

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics

In addition to passing some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the nation so far this year, Republican lawmakers in North Dakota, Arkansas and T...

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.

Sex-Ed Needs K-12 Foundation Like Math, According To New Standards

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.21.2013 | Health News
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

The Chicago Board of Education recently approved a new sexual health education policy, based on the National Sexuality Education Standards&n...

Planned Parenthood Accused Of 'Inherent Conflict Of Interest'

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

Planned Parenthood is unfit to provide sex education materials to Texas students because the organization's status as an abortion provider constitutes...

All-Inclusive Sex Ed: The Importance Of Learning About Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity At A Young Age

Glennisha Morgan | Posted 05.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Glennisha Morgan

I think it is important for school districts to implement sex education that addresses sexual orientation and gender identity starting in kindergarten. Perhaps then children wouldn't be so perplexed when they encounter people who are LGBT or otherwise different from them.

Let's Talk (and Text and Tweet) About Sex

Dr. Mike Dow | Posted 04.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Mike Dow

When it comes to your sex life, which one of these two philosophies do you live your life by: (A) Ignorance is bliss or (B) Knowledge is power? Research shows the latter keeps us healthy, but it also shows that too many of us are living life by the former.

What We Really Want On Valentine’s Day: Sex Education In Schools

Eric Kutscher | Posted 04.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Eric Kutscher

By passing the Real Education for Health Youth Act, we would ensure that Americans know their bodies, know their health and are empowered through comprehensive sexual education programs to make healthy and responsible decisions about sexual health.

Masturbation Is Not A Dirty Word

Jincey Lumpkin | Posted 04.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Jincey Lumpkin

Having been brought up in the very religious Deep South, I long thought that even dry humping could get you pregnant. And certainly no one taught me about masturbation. But is this really the way we want to handle human sexuality? Why is sex so taboo?

3 Things Your Little Girl Needs From You That You May Not Realize

Joyce McFadden | Posted 04.06.2013 | Parents
Joyce McFadden

While you're buying your daughter little candy hearts to pass out for Valentine's Day, remember: The more respect you teach her to have for her body -- which includes her sexual anatomy -- the greater her chances for a happy love life.

Philly Schools Install Free Condom Dispensers To Battle 'Epidemic' Of Teen STDs

Posted 12.26.2012 | Education

One-third of Philadelphia's high schools will be offering free condoms to students in a pilot effort to fight "an epidemic of sexually transmitted dis...

D.C. Students Score Better On Sex-Ed Exam Than Math Or Reading

Posted 12.13.2012 | Education

Washington, D.C., students scored better on standardized exams about sex education and drugs last spring than they did on the reading and math portion...

Dad Protests Principal For Teaching Teen About Porn

Posted 11.12.2012 | Education

Steven Werner is protesting a Michigan principal's decision to educate his daughter on porn, calling it an act of bullying and demanding a written apo...

Trojan Sexual Health Report Card Sparks Action

Ian O’Brien | Posted 11.07.2012 | DC
Ian O’Brien

Trojan's Sexual Health Report Card gives a GPA U.S. on how well campus programs address sexual health, with points for things like condom availability, HIV testing and student health center hours.

Utah Lawmaker Proposes Sex Education For Parents

Posted 10.22.2012 | Education

Republican Utah state Sen. Stuart Reid is sponsoring a bill that would require the state school board to develop a sex education program for parents, ...

What Parents Need to Hear About the HPV Vaccine

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 12.18.2012 | Parents
Marianne Mollmann

A large proportion of parents in the United States are more afraid of their kids having sex than they are of their kids getting cancer.

Why Do We Still Teach Girls That It Goes Like This?

Melissa Tapper Goldman | Posted 12.14.2012 | Women
Melissa Tapper Goldman

Based on my main inputs of TV and movies, it was pretty clear what guys were supposed to want. But what were girls and women supposed to want? What were we allowed to want? And separate from all that, what did we want?

Teenagers Have Sex: Deal With It

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 12.12.2012 | New York
Marianne Mollmann

High School students under the age of 19 account for approximately one-third of all newly diagnosed sexually transmitted infections in New York State. And not surprisingly, teen mothers are much less likely to graduate from high school than their peers who didn't give birth.

PSA: When it Comes to Sex Ed, Less Isn't More!

Rupert Russell | Posted 12.09.2012 | Comedy
Rupert Russell

Education matters. That's why a group of us came together and decided to make a Public Service Announcement on the importance of comprehensive sex education in America's schools.

New York Schools Offer Plan B

AP | Posted 11.24.2012 | Education

NEW YORK — The New York City Department of Education is making the morning-after-pill available to high school girls at 13 public schools. The ...