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School-Mandated Sex-Ed: It's About Time!

Ilana Garon | Posted 10.12.2011 | Education
Ilana Garon

My experience as a teacher in the New York City public school system has only furthered my belief that a comprehensive sex education policy would be a life-saving measure.

Why We Need Honest Sex -- And Drug -- Education in Schools

Tony Newman | Posted 10.10.2011 | New York
Tony Newman

The same way sex education advocates acknowledge that not all teens will be abstinent and need to learn how to be safe, we need to acknowledge that not all teens are going to abstain from drug use.

NYC To Mandate Sex Education In Public Schools

AP | Posted 10.10.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- Mandatory sex-education classes are returning to New York City public schools for the first time in nearly two decades. The curriculum in...

Hunter Stuart

Trojan 'Vibrations' Truck Provokes Candid Discussion About Sex

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 10.02.2011 | Weird News

NEW YORK CITY--As commuters made their way home from work along Avenue A in the East Village on Friday night, a small group of women in purple miniski...

Catherine Pearson

A Sex Parasite Most Common In Women Over 40?

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.11.2011 | Healthy Living

A sex parasite that causes one of the most common sexually transmitted infections is nearly twice as prevalent in women 50 and older, according to new...

Sexual Hypocrisy and Democratic Weakness: Just Another Day in the USA

Darren Hutchinson | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics
Darren Hutchinson

Lacking anything better over which to obsess, the rapidly declining U.S. media created a faux scandal that forced Anthony Weiner to resign.

Sex and Sensibility

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 08.16.2011 | Women
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Even in this more enlightened age, I well remember an exchange I had with a fellow mother when my son was in middle school. The conversation came around to sex and she asked how I approached that red-hot topic with my son.

Republican Pundit Doesn't Want to Talk to Her Teen About Sexting

Dr. Logan Levkoff | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics
Dr. Logan Levkoff

The Weinergate scandal, or a teen pop star getting pregnant, or a celebrity releasing a sex tape, is a parenting gem. It is an amazing springboard for talking about sexuality and your values.

AIDS Summit at the UN: Not Enough Talk About Sex

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 08.13.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

World leaders gathered at the United Nations to mark the 30th anniversary of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Adrienne Germain and Alexandra Garita discuss the declaration and the controversies that arise whenever sex is a key part of an agenda.

Abortion, on Middle Ground

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.03.2011 | Politics
David Katz, M.D.

I confront the polarizing topic of abortion with equal measures of trepidation and resolve to state: I am emphatically pro-choice. And I am just as emphatically anti-abortion.

College Students Reflect On 30 Years Of HIV/AIDS

Turnstyle | Posted 08.03.2011 | College
Turnstyle

A lot has changed since the eighties. Or so I'm told. I wasn't born until 1991 -- the same year Magic Johnson announced that he had HIV.

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...

How To Make Sex-Ed Work For Teens

Deb Levine | Posted 07.18.2011 | Healthy Living
Deb Levine

Many sex education techniques are, at best, moderately successful, say youth. Different content is needed to engage young people in their own sexual health, and in more forms.

How Not To Address Teen Pregnancy

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 07.17.2011 | Politics
Marianne Mollmann

The United States has a long way to go to ensure access to age-appropriate, comprehensive sex education and modern contraception.

Still Looking for a Champion: Reproductive Health Under the Obama Administration

Jon O'Brien | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics
Jon O'Brien

When Obama was elected president, reproductive rights advocates hoped that we had found a champion. But his failure to lead on the reproductive rights front has exemplified the high price of standing still.

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.

New Guttmacher Video: Abortion in the United States

Sharon L. Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sharon L. Camp

Myths and facts presented out of context are all too common in the U.S. abortion debate. Misinformation extends to even the most basic questions: Who ...

Sensibility Over Partisanship in Preventing Teen Pregnancy

Richard Buery | Posted 06.19.2011 | New York
Richard Buery

When it comes to solving teen pregnancy, we know what works. Slashing effective services based on politics or ideology unfairly impacts those of us who are the most vulnerable.

A New Low for Fox News: Wearing Pink Makes Boys Transgendered

Dr. Logan Levkoff | Posted 06.13.2011 | Media
Dr. Logan Levkoff

Fox News has once again sparked an insane and hate driven debate about gender identity and sexuality.

Why Planned Parenthood Matters for American Schools

Elizabeth Hampton | Posted 06.10.2011 | Education
Elizabeth Hampton

On any given day, there are between one and three mothers in my classroom. Those young women, doe-eyed and green, are my students.

Raising Our Daughters to Be Sexually Authentic Adults

Joyce McFadden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joyce McFadden

If we supported our daughters in gradually assimilating an understanding of their natural sexuality as they grow, they wouldn't need to identify with it primarily through superficial packaging like mini-dresses and perilously high heels.

Why "the Gays" Need Planned Parenthood Too

Thomas DeLorenzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas DeLorenzo

I grew up in Schenectady, a small city in upstate New York. Sex education was an embarrassing night with my younger brother in the school cafeteria w...

Teacher Disciplined For Giving Students Inappropriate Quiz

AP | Posted 07.19.2011 | Education

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida high school advanced placement psychology teacher has been disciplined for giving a quiz filled with se...

WATCH: 'Sex Training' With Ninja Sex Party

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

If you've thought to yourself recently, "Why is everyone so negative? Why can't we occasionally focus on things that are positive and nice?" then we'...

The Trojan Horse Republican Congress

James Wagoner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Wagoner

Republicans have held a major press conference to introduce the so-called "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act." But, wait a minute! Didn't they run a campaign based on the economy?