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Teen Sex Education

How Do We Influence the Women Our Daughters Become?

Joyce McFadden | Posted 08.13.2012 | Parents
Joyce McFadden

There's one area in which we consistently fail to support our daughter's confidence and self-worth: When it comes to talking to our daughters about sexuality, we leave them out in the cold.

No One Solution to Reducing Teen Pregnancy

Laura Stepp | Posted 07.22.2012 | Impact
Laura Stepp

Reducing poverty and teen pregnancies are not mutually exclusive goals. We should be looking for more solutions that do both.

Young Women Have Gotten Smarter About Sex

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 05.04.2012 | Women

ATLANTA -- More teen girls now use the best kinds of birth control, a new government study says. About 60 percent of teen girls who have sex use the ...

Let's Immunize Boys Against HPV and Educate Them About Sexual Responsibility at the Same Time

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 06.02.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

So what does the research tell us? We need to talk to both young women and men, not once but early and often about sexual health and responsibility.

Massachusetts School Committee Wants To Give Condoms To 12-Year-Olds

Posted 03.16.2012 | Education

A Massachusetts school has taken its first step toward giving students as young as 12 free access to condoms at school. The Springfield School Comm...

Parents, Teens and Sex: An Ongoing Conversation

Laura Stepp | Posted 01.22.2012 | Parents
Laura Stepp

When Dutch teens think they're ready to have sex with a boyfriend or girlfriend, their parents, some of them reluctantly, encourage the couple to do so at home. These situations, while novel to me, were treated with indifference by Western Europeans.

Study: Increasing Numbers of Parents Are Allowing Teens To Have Sex At Home

ParentDish | Posted 08.24.2011 | Women

"If you think for one minute I am going to let you go out tonight just so you can have sex, you have another think coming, young lady! You are going t...

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.

Health Teachers' Hopes Flaccid Over Extinct Fruit

Doree Lewak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Doree Lewak

Slippery problems plague sex ed classes across the country, screwing high school health teachers yet again -- and not in a way they'd hoped for. The f...

A National Stand to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Janet Murguía | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Murguía

Before the age of 20, 52% of Latina teens become pregnant at least once. At almost twice the national average, Latinas have the highest teen pregnancy and birth rates of any major ethnic group in the United States.

Free To Have Great Sex At Any Age

Danielle Cavallucci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Danielle Cavallucci

Knowing how to orgasm is important for anyone of sexual maturity who hopes to enjoy a sexually fulfilling life.

God and Abstinence

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

At the Mississippi Department of Human Services' summit, "Abstinence Works: Let's Talk About It," we didn't talk about abstinence, but we sure did chant, cheer, dance, pray and sing about it.

How the Candie's Foundation and Bristol Palin Created a National Dialogue on Teen Pregnancy

Neil Cole | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Neil Cole

Whether we, as Americans can agree on safe sex vs. abstinence is not the issue here; the issue is educating teens about pregnancy prevention.

Condom Credit Cards To Be Given To British Teens

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Teenagers in a Berkshire town will soon get access to a card which they can use to get free condoms if they go for regular sex advice sessions. The C...

HIV Scare at St. Louis High School

Abigail Jones | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Abigail Jones

Normandy High School officials should have come out strongly, advocating openness, pushing sex education, and acknowledging the problems and pressures of teenage life.

Sinking Swift Boats Aimed at Obama on Sex Ed

Scott Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Swenson

In trying to "Swift Boat" Obama on comprehensive, age-appropriate, sex ed, the abstinence-only crowd is, in reality, just trying to rally the narrow social conservative base for McCain.

Cult Recovery, Smug Marrieds, And Mommie Dearest Moments

Dr. Belisa Vranich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Belisa Vranich

Dear Dr. Belisa, A friend of mine from college just got married and went from being a great basketball buddy to being annoying as hell. He says "my w...