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Bestiality, Anal Sex & More In Future NYC Public School Sex Ed?

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.24.2011 | Education

Sexual education classes at NYC public high schools and middle schools might feature some usually unmentioned lessons next year. Among those lesso...

Of Meat, Sex Education, and Conservative Ideologies

Cory Silverberg | Posted 12.21.2011 | Education
Cory Silverberg

Schools can and should teach about the nutritional value of meat. That's what schools do. At home I can and should teach about the ethical and moral weight of eating meat. That's what parents do. The same is true for sex.

Too Little Too Late?

Marjorie Gilberg | Posted 12.19.2011 | Los Angeles
Marjorie Gilberg

Cindi Santana and her family did everything right to ensure her safety and the system failed them. Responding to dating abuse requires parents, schools, community leaders, law enforcement and elected officials to work together.

Revamping Sex Education: A New Approach to the Birds and the Bees

Richard Buery | Posted 12.06.2011 | New York
Richard Buery

New York City should consider a more comprehensive initiative that takes into account all aspects of a young person's growth and development, not solely strategies associated with understanding and reducing sexual risk-taking.

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.

The Republican Plan for Planned Parenthood

Linda Flanagan | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics
Linda Flanagan

"Defund Planned Parenthood" has become a rallying cry of the right nationwide, and an ideological purity test, despite the fact that the United States has one of the highest rates of unintended pregnancy in the industrialized world.

D.C. Students To Be Tested On Sex Education, Drugs

AP | Posted 11.15.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia public schools are planning to test students on their knowledge of human sexuality, contraception and drug use this...

LOOK: Sex Ed For Kindergartners? (NSFW PHOTOS)

Posted 11.06.2011 | Education

Now this is one way to teach sex ed. Last week, Shanghaiist posted pictures of young children learning about the human body by playing with dolls t...

The Sex Ed Women Really Need

Allison Gaudet Yarrow | Posted 10.28.2011 | Women
Allison Gaudet Yarrow

Where I grew up, in the buckle of the Bible Belt, sex, when it was discussed at all, was presented as something to be feared -- it bred diseases and u...

Rick Perry Struggles To Answer Question About Sex Ed: 'Abstinence Works'

Posted 10.24.2011 | Education

Last summer, Texas chose to pass on $4.4 million in federal funds aimed at sex education for adolescents in the state, The Texas Tribune reported. ...

Searching For Evidence-Based Digital Sex Ed: Pace of Health Research vs. Tech Innovation

Deb Levine | Posted 08.15.2011 | Technology
Deb Levine

We want our children to have medically accurate health education in school. What we don't want is a misinformed teacher. The government agrees.

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...

Pop Culture Sex Ed: What Media Teaches Teens About Sex Health

Deb Levine | Posted 07.10.2011 | Home
Deb Levine

Kids know that having sex without a condom is "stupid." Yet they still need to learn about the complexities of sexuality --in short, they may know about sex, but they don't feel educated about it.

Weekly Pulse: Don't Snort Bath Salts, Kids

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger According to Robin Marty of Care2.org, today's young whippersnappers are snorting bath salts and pl...

High School Bans Safe-Sex Kits Over Flavored Lube, Candy And Condoms

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SWANZEY, N.H. — Officials at a New Hampshire high school say they will no longer allow a group to distribute safe-sex kits to students because t...

Colorado Board Of Education Defies Governor Ritter,

The Denver Post | Susan Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Bill Ritter's administration is in a turf war with the State Board of Education over sex, kids and health care reform. State law requires schools t...

Teen Pregnancy Rates Highest In South

The Hill's Healthwatch | Mike Lillis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont, for instance, 2008 birth rates were less than 25 per 1,000 teens aged 15 to 19, CDC found. I...

Weekly Pulse: Crisis Pregnancy Centers, Christine O'Donnell, Condoms, and Concussions

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs) in New York City may soon have to level with the public about their ...

The Trouble With Grassroots Cyber Sex-Ed

Elissa Stein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elissa Stein

Just because information is easily available with a Google search and the click of a mouse it doesn't mean it's correct. Or appropriate.

The 13 Least Sexually Healthy Schools

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

This week, Trojan Condoms released their annual Sexual Health Report Card, which rates 141 U.S. colleges according to the strength of their sexual hea...

The 13 Most Sexually Healthy Schools

The Huffington Post | Danielle Wiener-Bronner | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Columbia University is first in the nation -- in terms of sexual health, that is, according to a new report from the sex experts at Trojan. The cond...

Results Are In: Biggest U.S. Sexual Health Study In 20 Years (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Wondering how sex has changed in the last 20 years? The most comprehensive U.S. study on sexual health and behavior in two decades sought to shed some...

Friday Talking Points [141] -- Rahm's Exit Contest Winner Announced

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I will begin today's column by drying a tear as we all wish Rahm Emanuel a fond farewell. Actually, I am lying. I am drying no tears for Rahm becaus...

Malaysia Considers Introducing Sex Ed To Combat 'Baby-Dumping'

Yahoo! News | – | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) -- Malaysia said Friday it is considering introducing sex education in schools across the Muslim-majority nation as part of a campa...

Sex Laws and 2 Wisconsin District Attorneys

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christopher Brauchli

This week's news pertains to two Wisconsin district attorneys who have very different views on sex.