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Study Confirms That Most American Women Have Experienced Sexual Harassment

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 05.19.2017 | Women

A new study has found that a vast majority of American women have experienced sexual harassment, from catcalling to unwanted touching. Researchers at ...

We Already Know How To Safely Reduce Abortion Rates

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.14.2017 | Healthy Living

Based on the rash of recent statewide anti-abortion laws, you’d never guess that the U.S. is winning the fight to reduce unintended pregnancies. Abo...

How I Answered My Five-Year-Old Son When He Asked Where Babies Come From

Quora | Posted 02.06.2017 | Parents

What did you tell your little kid when he/she asked how he/she was born? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowe...

The Best And Worst Sex Stories From The Last Year

Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T. | Posted 01.12.2017 | Queer Voices
Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T.

It was a difficult and challenging year, especially seen through the lens of sexual health. It was a year in which politics came close to displacing sexual politics as the most-talked about topic on therapist couches.

Sexuality in the time of Trump

The Conversation US | Posted 01.05.2017 | Queer Voices
The Conversation US

By Kevin Mintz, Stanford University I celebrated my first Gay Pride Day in San Francisco on June 28, 2015. Two days earlier, the Supreme Court legali...

How To Teach Your Kids About Consent In Less Than 2 Minutes

The Huffington Post | Emily McCombs | Posted 01.03.2017 | Parents

A new sex education video series aimed at 10-14 year olds is aiming to start an age-appropriate conversation around consent and sexual assault. Sexua...

A Period Coloring Book Now Exists And It’s Bloody Delightful

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 11.02.2016 | Women

A new coloring book is making menstruation easier to talk about, one sex-positive illustration at a time. Created by Toronto-native Andrea Yip, the ...

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.