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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...

New Pornography Regulations in L.A.: Are They Addressing the Right Problem?

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics
Marianne Mollmann

The ordinance will not be very effective at influencing the overall depiction of sex in imagery and media. This outcome is all the more lamentable because encouraging condom use is so important. Let's look at the facts.

Help in a HandBasket

Vanessa Pinto | Posted 04.09.2012 | San Francisco
Vanessa Pinto

Trans people have it rougher than most. While we are making gains towards tolerance, it is still very slow in coming. Today, I want to talk about sex and transgender folks.

Sex Ed Is Less Effective In Red States

Vitals/LiveScience | Christopher Wanjek | Posted 02.07.2012 | Education

Sex education is failing to reduce adolescent birthrates in conservative states, according to a new study. Perhaps paradoxically, states with a majori...

Meet 2012's Sexually Healthy Seminaries

Rev. Debra Haffner | Posted 04.02.2012 | Religion
Rev. Debra Haffner

When I went to seminary, I was surprised to discover how little information there was about sexuality in my courses. Today, the landscape at U.S. seminaries, divinity and rabbinical schools is shifting toward increased sexuality education.

Joseph Erbentraut

Teen Mothers Find Support, Education And Empowerment

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 06.26.2013 | Chicago

The Simpson Academy for Young Women, a Chicago public school, last week cut the ribbon on its newest addition -- and it wasn't a new library wing, com...

Five Mistakes My Parents Made That I'm Not Repeating

Len Filppu | Posted 03.27.2012 | Parents
Len Filppu

Can anyone say their parents were perfect? OK, those of you who raised your hands may now Google the word "denial."

Telenovelas, Erections, and Raising Sexually Healthy Teens

Stephen T. Russell, Ph.D. | Posted 03.13.2012 | Gay Voices
Stephen T. Russell, Ph.D.

I can't remember the words my then-13-year-old son Enrique used when he told me that his uncle had told him that he was sick, that having erections was a sign that he was gay, that it meant that he was a sinner. I could hardly bear to hear him say it.

The Deeply Rooted Parallels Between Female Genital Mutilation and Breast Implantation

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 03.13.2012 | Women
Marianne Mollmann

What makes women voluntarily cut open their bodies to permanently implant foreign objects to the potential detriment of their health?

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...

Teenage Girls Mistakenly Think HPV Vaccine Reduces Risk For All STDs

Posted 01.06.2012 | Home

Although the Human Papillomavirus vaccine may be lowering teens' risk of contracting HPV, as many as one in four teenage girls falsely believes that t...

John Celock

GOP Lawmakers Pass Shocking Law

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

The Tea Party dominated New Hampshire Legislature on Wednesday overrode the governor's veto to enact a new law allowing parents to object to any part ...

Group Sex Popular Among Teen Girls? Say It Isn't So

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 02.20.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Stressed about the holidays? Well, here is yet one more or shall I say multiple issues to be concerned about. Alarming study results published in th...

The Biggest Virginity Myth Is Still Intact

Cristen Conger | Posted 02.19.2012 | Women
Cristen Conger

The hymen might be the most overrated flap of flesh in the human body, the anatomical equivalent of a sexually charged appendix.

Nick Offerman Talks Sex Ed With Wife Megan Mullally

Posted 02.18.2012 | TV

Laughter is one of the most important elements of any good relationship, so it's no wonder Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman are still happily wed. The...

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...

Men's Magazines Sound Exactly Like WHO?

The Huffington Post | Claire Gordon | Posted 12.10.2011 | Women

Men's magazines aren't known for representing women well, or accurately. In the universe of Playboy, Maxim and GQ, women eagerly strip off their cloth...

Science Says: Teen Sex Is Bad For The Brain?

Emma Gray | Posted 02.06.2012 | Parents
Emma Gray

Cue the presses! Teen sex is bad! A new study claims that adolescent trysts could negatively impact brain development, increase the likelihood of becoming depressed and up anxiety levels ... that is if the teens in question are male hamsters.

Sweating a Sex Education Class for Fathers and Sons

Len Filppu | Posted 02.05.2012 | Parents
Len Filppu

Fatherhood continues to amaze, delight and enrich me. I just went to a sex education class with my 11 year-old son, and yes, I was secretly dreading it.

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.

Hunter Stuart

Gay Student's Flamboyant Style Blamed For His Murder

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 11.28.2011 | Gay Voices

Only a few hours had passed after 17-year-old Brandon McInerney had pled guilty to the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Lawrence "Larry" King at E.O. Gre...

Smart Sex Education For Women? There's An App For That

Nora Bass | Posted 01.18.2012 | Women
Nora Bass

Vixely is a new interactive web app optimized for the tablet with digital, curated content about sex and dating from vetted authors, experts and peers.

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.

Research Finds That Fewer Teens Are Having Sex

NYTimes.com | Nicholas Bakalar | Posted 11.18.2011 | Home

About 43 percent of unmarried teenage girls and 42 percent of unmarried teenage boys have had sexual intercourse at least once, according to new resea...

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.