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20 Reasons We Need To Support Comprehensive Sex Ed

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 05.05.2015 | Women

Sex ed in the U.S. is far from educational -- and it looks like we could learn a thing or two from Canada. A new sex ed initiative, which will b...

Sex Education or Sex Ignorance?

Gabrielle Van Tassel | Posted 05.04.2015 | Education
Gabrielle Van Tassel

Some fear that teenagers' access to contraceptives and learning comprehensive sex ed will inspire more sexual activity. But as sex therapist Dr. Gloria Brame explains, "No comprehensive sex ed = no reliable information on how STDs are transmitted and no understanding of how to prevent them."

Hawaii's Public School Sex Education Is Confusing

www.civilbeat.com | Civil Beat | Posted 04.29.2015 | Hawaii

When it comes to sex education in Hawaii, deciding how schools should address the subject is about as messy and confusing for the adults in charge as...

When the Internet and Teenage Girls Collide: Why We Need Better Sex Ed

Alexandra Levy | Posted 06.29.2015 | College
Alexandra Levy

If we want to actually address issues like teen pregnancy and redefining consent in a socio-techno world, different generations must work together to understand the differing needs of today's young people.

A Breakdown Of What Young People Really Think About Sex Ed

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 04.24.2015 | Teen

Here's further confirmation that sex education is just not cutting it. SparkLife, the teen blog from SparkNotes, asked its readers questions about ...

Life Is Like Physics

Mark Baer | Posted 06.21.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

What parents seem to forget when they are divorcing or their relationship is ending, is that children are expensive.

As We Celebrate National Minority Health Month, Let's Challenge Stigma and Shame

Aimee Thorne-Thomsen | Posted 06.19.2015 | Latino Voices
Aimee Thorne-Thomsen

Latinos in the U.S. have important health care needs that we must make visible, and in April we have the perfect opportunity. This month, let's look together at the advancements as well as the ongoing reproductive health care needs of Latinos in the U.S.

Teaching Kids About Sex Abuse In School Ups Reporting

Reuters | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Children who learn about preventing sex abuse in school more often report abuse in ...

A Woman Live-Tweeted Her Teen's Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Class

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.16.2015 | Women

A woman named Alice Dreger sat in on her son's sex ed class, and the experience sounds completely horrifying. Dreger, the author of Galileo's Middl...

Why Sex Ed Is a Matter of Public Health

Dr. Gloria Brame | Posted 06.15.2015 | Education
Dr. Gloria Brame

We don't need studies to tell us that people who don't understand how to prevent pregnancy end up either as underage parents or abortion statistics. The key to reducing the need for abortions is reducing the number of pregnancies.

Sex Isn't Something I Should Have To Feel Guilty About

Posted 04.08.2015 | Teen

Throughout the months of September and October, HuffPost Teen is highlighting the way teens think and feel about sex through anecdotes written for our...

'Masturbation Will Lead To Homosexuality': Sex-Ed In China Leaves LGBT Youth In The Dark

The Nation | Posted 04.04.2015 | Media

At the International Conference on Sexuality in Kunming, China, HIV/AIDS activist Humphrey Wou attended a panel on sex education, hoping to learn abou...

Young People Need Honest Education About Sex and Drugs

Tony Newman | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics
Tony Newman

While some schools provide honest sex education that acknowledges the reality that some teens will have sex, the nation's drug education programs treat abstinence as the sole measure of success.

Dear Daughter, Here's Why I Hope You Have The Choice to Work Or Stay Home

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 06.01.2015 | Parents
Jamie Davis Smith

What I hope for you most of all is that by the time you are a mom, we have all moved to a place where moms and dads both have the support they need to make the decision that is best for their families.

Let's Talk About Sex (and Puberty) Without Fear

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 06.04.2015 | Parents
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

It's time that fathers take a more active role in educating and raising their daughters to accept themselves for all that they are and ever will be.

(Pro)creationism in Schools

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 05.18.2015 | Books
Glenn C. Altschuler

Impressively researched and informative, the book makes a persuasive case that sex education has not had -- and, in all likelihood, cannot have -- a significant impact, one way or the other, on the onset or frequency of intercourse, teenage pregnancy, or venereal diseases.

I'm Saving Myself For My Soul Mate

Posted 03.13.2015 | Teen

Throughout the next few months, HuffPost Teen is highlighting the way teens think and feel about sex through anecdotes written for our series, "Teen S...

Why Is LGBT-Inclusive Sex Education Still So Taboo?

Posted 03.07.2015 | Gay Voices

By Alexandra Temblador, The Next Family Only 22 states plus the District of Columbia requires sex education in schools. Twelve of those states req...

Fighting Breast Cancer By Embracing Our Sexuality

Pamela Madsen | Posted 05.03.2015 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

When I heard that my sister, Tracey's breast cancer had returned to us 10 years later as stage Four Metastatic Cancer and was taking a roller coaster ride through her spinal column, the first thing that I did was stop breathing.

A Look Behind the Bedroom Door at What's Causing Your Low Libido

Anita H. Clayton, MD | Posted 04.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Anita H. Clayton, MD

In today's pop culture, sex appears to be everywhere, especially as the 50 Shades of Grey books and movie continue to spur conversation about sexual d...

I'm 18 And Have Never Been Kissed

Posted 02.25.2015 | Teen

Throughout the next few months, HuffPost Teen is highlighting the way teens think and feel about sex through anecdotes written for our series, "Teen S...

Fifty Shades of Blush: Why Is It So Hard to Talk To Kids About Sex?

Deborah M. Roffman | Posted 04.22.2015 | Parents
Deborah M. Roffman

Psychologists tell us that denial is the mind's first defense mechanism against anxiety. So, what exactly, are we so afraid of? And, exactly what kind of harm do we fear?

Fifty Shades of Grey and the Sexual (Mis)Education of Boys

Jackson Katz | Posted 04.21.2015 | Women
Jackson Katz

One of the most important goals of gender violence prevention work is to teach boys and young men that violence is not manly, and abuse is not sexy. To the extent that this movie complicates our efforts, it harms not just women. It also does damage to young heterosexual men.

50 Shades of... Relax Already!

Drs. Bill and Ginger Bercaw | Posted 04.20.2015 | Women
Drs. Bill and Ginger Bercaw

Yes, there are real sex/violence issues to be concerned about and you don't have to look far to find them. But let's just leave 50 Shades where it belongs -- in fantasy-land.

This Valentine's Day, It's Time for Real Sex Ed for NYC

Joan Malin | Posted 04.14.2015 | New York
Joan Malin

As a leading sexual health care provider in New York City, Planned Parenthood of New York City knows all too well that the gaps that remain in New York City's sexual health education have a significant impact on young people's wellbeing.