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How Do You Help Girls Make Healthy Reproductive Decisions? Engage The Parents.

Andy Bryant | Posted 10.25.2016 | Impact
Andy Bryant

I hope you'll dive into this article by Kelsi Hines and Kevalin Aulandez and the work of Organic Health Response described therein. As the father of a...

An Amazing New Web Series Is Making Sex Education More Inclusive

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.04.2016 | Queer Voices

An incredible online resource is now available to help pre-teens and young teens alike have access to inclusive sex education and information about th...

8 Reasons to Rethink Teens & Sexting

Megan Maas | Posted 09.22.2016 | Women
Megan Maas

There is nothing necessarily new about sexting. Remember when you could just snap a Polaroid and hand it over? The chances of lots of people seeing the photo were low. Now, within seconds, thousands of people can see your sext (i.e. nude photo) depending on which app or website it gets uploaded to.

Why Shailene Woodley Wants Schools To Educate Girls About Masturbation

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 09.15.2016 | Entertainment

Shailene Woodley has always used her platform as a celebrity to speak about the issues she cares about. The “Snowden” actress has campaigned for ...

Vatican's new sex education guidelines sell women short

Celia Wexler | Posted 09.25.2016 | Religion
Celia Wexler

It may come as a surprise to some that the Vatican now is undertaking sex education. And it turns out there is more to its just released sex education...

Reproductive Rights And Services Are Key For Youth Empowerment

John Seager | Posted 08.15.2016 | Women
John Seager

One of the most important obstacles is lack of access to family planning and sex education. About nine out of 10 people between the ages of 10 to 24 live in the developing world, where there is an enormous gap in access to reproductive health services.

California Students Are Getting An Education On Sexual Assault

EdSource | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.28.2016 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of EdSource, where it was originally published. A new California law requiring 7th- through 12th-grade students to be ...

This Is The Healthiest Way To Talk To Kids About Sex | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.20.2016 | Healthy Living

By: Agata Blaszczak-Boxe, Contributing Writer Published: 07/19/2016 11:29 AM EDT on LiveScience Pediatricians should help educate their patients about...

The Case for Rights Education Alongside Sex Education in Elementary, Middle, and High Schools

Seth Abramson | Posted 07.19.2016 | Education
Seth Abramson

The reason sex education is available to most if not all American elementary or middle-school children is because sex matters. Not knowing how to hand...

The Genius Way Planned Parenthood Used 'Pokemon Go' To Promote Safe Sex

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 07.25.2016 | Women

Planned Parenthood is reminding a world obsessed with “catching ‘em all” that there are some things you definitely don’t want to catch. The m...

6 Surprising Insights About Sex From A Sex Doctor

Serena McKenzie | Posted 07.07.2016 | Women
Serena McKenzie

Sex hurts for many women: One out of every five or six women experience painful sex or are completely unable to engage in sex at all. Many different things can cause a woman to have painful sex, and all are treatable. If sex hurts, get help.

STDs are Incredibly Common - So Why The Stigma?

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 06.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Society for Women's Health Research

By Natalia Gurevich, SWHR Communications Intern Chlamydia, herpes, HIV - I could go on. I'm sure most of these terms sound familiar to the majority o...

10 Practical Ways Parents Can Fight Rape Culture

Em & Lo | Posted 06.17.2016 | Parents
Em & Lo

Here are 10 real-world ways parents can help stop the sexual assault epidemic by raising conscientious kids, both male and female.

To The Stranger Who Assumed My Son Was In The 'Wrong' Bathroom

Dr. Logan Levkoff | Posted 06.09.2016 | Parents
Dr. Logan Levkoff

The North Carolina "Bathroom Bill" isn't simply about North Carolina, nor is it simply about transgender issues. It is about archaic definitions of manhood, womanhood and personhood in general, and truth be told, my rainbow-colored bubble burst last night.

Pleasure: The missing topic from the Stanford sexual assault

Kit Murray Maloney | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics
Kit Murray Maloney

Many of you shared and asked for my thoughts regarding the recent Stanford assault and the courageous and beautifully articulated letter from the vict...

In God We Don't Trust: Growing American Secular Movement Rallies in D.C. Today (Live Video)

Art Levine | Posted 06.04.2016 | Religion
Art Levine

They may be the most invisible interest group in American politics: secular Americans. But attendees of the "Reason Rally" at the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday, where as many as 30,00 atheists, agnostics, freethinkers and their allies are expected to attend, want to see that change.

The One Thing Anti-Abortion Protestors Can't Handle Hearing

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 06.03.2016 | Women

On Saturday mornings, I walk nervous young women up to the doors of a New York City women's health clinic. I watch women turn the corner and steel the...

Religious Defense of Child Marriage in Trinidad and Tobago Ignites Firestorm

Jessica Joesph | Posted 05.23.2016 | Impact
Jessica Joesph

Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) is ablaze with anger and a sleeping giant has awoken. The Inter Religious Organization (IRO) voted 17 to 24 in favor of keeping an old colonial law allowing child marriage of girls as young as 12 years old.

If Birth Control Were Dudes, These Would Be Your Options

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 05.23.2016 | Women

Settling for contraception can be as daunting as settling for a man, and in a hilarious new video, actress Honora Talbott treats the search for the be...

Finding One's Own Freedoms

Gretchen Kuhsel | Posted 05.17.2016 | Women
Gretchen Kuhsel

When I was 16, the same year I chanted "abstinence equals freedom," my friend told me about losing her virginity. "Gross," I said rolling over; unable to understand why anyone would have sex for fun.

Removing Stigma Through Discovery

Gretchen Kuhsel | Posted 05.17.2016 | Women
Gretchen Kuhsel

It's seemingly impossible to engage in a candid discussion about "flickin' the bean," even from girlfriends who are quick to talk about their explicit escapades. But like many misconceptions about female sexuality, the blame can't be placed on one single person.

The Green Party and LGBTQIA+ Rights

Michael Dennis | Posted 05.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Dennis

The arc of justice for LGTBQIA+ persons is intersectional with other realms that we as Greens care about.

Sex Ed: Too Little, Too Biological, Too Late

Tewodros Melesse | Posted 05.17.2016 | Education
Tewodros Melesse

How did you learn about sex and relationships? At home? In school? The playground? From the internet? For millions of young people across the world, sexuality education - if it happens at all - will be too little, too biological and too late.

Period Shaming in India Must Stop

Montclair Diplomats | Posted 05.12.2016 | Women
Montclair Diplomats

Aditi Gupta, co-author of "Menstrupedia Comic," recognized the period shaming while she was in college, during a conversation with her future husband and co-author. In India, menstruation is taboo, so there is no Sex Ed in the classroom.

Women Take A Middle School Sex Ed Quiz, Reveal America Is A Terrible Teacher

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 05.06.2016 | Women

A recent BuzzFeed video reminds us that sex education could really use an overhaul. In the video, part of the BuzzFeed "Ladylike" series, women take ...