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Sex Ed Seeks To Fight America's Worst Teen Pregnancy Rate

AP | LAURA TILLMAN | Posted 05.29.2012 | Education

MARKS, Miss. -- With her hair in a ponytail and her smile quick and wide, it's hard to tell that high school junior Donyell Hollins has been pulling a...

Teen Ambivalence Towards Pregnancy Points To Social Problems, Says Study

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 07.18.2012 | Home
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee A new report by Melissa Kearney and Philip Levine at the University of Maryland, suggests that common ideas about teenage pre...

40 Percent Of Young Adults Think Birth Control 'Doesn't Matter'

Posted 05.16.2012 | Education

Greater education about contraception is directly correlated to a decrease in risky sexual behavior among young adults, according to a new study. B...

GOP Gov Acts On Controversial Bill That Targets 'Gateway Sexual Activity'

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics

(Updates with details) * Targets "gateway sexual activities" like touching genitals * Critics fear limitations will hamp...

The Joy of Teaching

Professor Peggy Gish | Posted 06.26.2012 | College
Professor Peggy Gish

I strongly believe that the debate stirred up over this controversy actually serves to reinforce the profound need to offer these very courses in human sexuality.

Do College Students Need Sex Ed?

nytimes.com | ANAHAD O'CONNOR | Posted 06.17.2012 | College

Over the last 10 years, a growing number of colleges have begun organizing week-long programs devoted to all things sexual. Known on most campuses as...

Should Middle Schools Give Out Condoms? This Doctor Says Yes.

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 06.12.2012 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

Of all kids having sex, 61 percent report using condoms. That means a lot of kids are not protecting themselves against infection or pregnancy. This is really scary stuff.

Sex, Teens and Risk: Conservatives Have It Wrong

James Peron | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics
James Peron

Abstinence-only programs don't exist "for the kids," or because of risks. They exist almost wholly because Republicans -- and Democrats in Tennessee -- are trying to placate a religious minority, even if it means exposing teens to greater harms.

State Sex Ed Bill Could Prohibit Teaching Contraception, Kissing, Hand-Holding

Posted 07.23.2012 | Education

Tennessee lawmakers added language to the state's abstinence-only sex education curriculum that warns against "gateway sexual activity." Although S...

Surprising Sex Ed Survey Has Some Experts Calling For Changes

Posted 09.14.2012 | Science

By: MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Published: 04/05/2012 01:31 PM EDT on MyHealthNewsDaily Schools have made little progress in recent years in teachin...

Why So Bleak?

Andrew Smiler | Posted 06.04.2012 | Women
Andrew Smiler

Girls talk about relationships almost exclusively with other girls or women. Boys get to figure it out for themselves, leading the sexes to different levels of understanding about relationships.

Utah Governor Vetoes Abstinence-Only Sex Education Bill

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2012 | Education

By Bob Bernick SALT LAKE CITY, March 16 (Reuters) - Utah Gov. Gary Herbert on Friday vetoed a controversial bill banning public schoo...

Massachusetts School Committee Wants To Give Condoms To 12-Year-Olds

Posted 03.16.2012 | Education

A Massachusetts school has taken its first step toward giving students as young as 12 free access to condoms at school. The Springfield School Comm...

Teen Sex Study Shows Surprising Effect Of Sex Education

Posted 03.12.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 03/08/2012 01:56 PM EST on LiveScience Teens who receive formal sex education wait lo...

Utah Passes Bill Prohibiting Talk Of Homosexuality In Schools, Allows Dropping Sex Ed

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.07.2012 | Education

The Utah state Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would allow schools to drop sex education, prohibit instruction on how to use contraception, and proh...

Abstinence-Only Sex Education Bill In Utah Prohibits Teaching Contraception

Posted 04.24.2012 | Education

A bill requiring sex education classes to teach an abstinence-only curriculum moved closer to becoming a law in Utah Wednesday. The state House pas...

Birth Control Battle: The Christian Stance Doesn't Make Sense

Alton Lu | Posted 04.18.2012 | Home
Alton Lu

What happens if abortion is no longer legal? What happens when students are continually subjected to abstinence-only education and people unable to receive contraception?

New National Sex Ed Standards Encourage 'Safe Sex,' Sexual Identity, Anti-Bullying

AP | By KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 01.09.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- Young elementary school students should use the proper names for body parts and, by the end of fifth grade, know that sexual orientation...

Did Abstinence-Only Create a Bully Generation?

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 02.11.2012 | Parents
Soraya Chemaly

Abstinence-only education creates a petri dish for bullying in schools. There is always a lot of back and forth about the efficacy of these programs,...

No Regrets? The Case For Condoms

Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 02.11.2012 | Women
Jessica Pearce Rotondi

Recent sex survey results suggest it might be worth getting the creative minds behind these genius condom ads to do a PSA for condom use...

Who's Minding the Kids?!

Janet Weinberg | Posted 01.23.2012 | Gay Voices
Janet Weinberg

As we worry about how to protect our children, we seem to lose track of the fact that they grow up to be sexually engaged youth. For eight years, we did not offer any options except abstinence-only sex education in the public schools.

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Sex Education: Does Abstinence-Only Education Really Work?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 11.28.2011 | Education

2011-11-18-djfkdjfkjioejfkdkjiejie.jpgScience illuminates sexuality. And that is why it is so important that we learn about our bodies at an early age.

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: The Science of Sex Education

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.15.2012 | Education

What is the most effective way to educate young people about sex? What can we do to minimize unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections (STIs)? Does abstinence-only education work? Some people think so.

Sexual Harassment: Not Really About Sex at All

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 01.11.2012 | Education
Marianne Mollmann

To be a bit more blunt about it: sexual harassment in middle and high schools today is motivated by either misogyny or homophobia. Neither has to do with sex.

UPDATE: Students Say They Gave Out Sex Survey, Not Teacher

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 01.09.2012 | Education

Although parents might not have been aware of the controversial sex survey at Rio Rancho High School in New Mexico until recently, it seems the studen...