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Comprehensive Sexuality Education

Want to End Campus Sexual Assault? Tackle the Primary Issue Being Ignored

Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright | Posted 12.08.2014 | College
Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright

Until we're willing to deal with the fact that young people are sexual people who need more realistic, developmentally appropriate guidance when it comes to sexual expression and satisfaction, the situation is not going to change.

What Parents Need to Hear About the HPV Vaccine

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 12.18.2012 | Parents
Marianne Mollmann

A large proportion of parents in the United States are more afraid of their kids having sex than they are of their kids getting cancer.

Sex Ed Makes for Smarter Sexual Decisions -- So Why Aren't Politicians Promoting Such Programs?

Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright | Posted 05.30.2012 | Education
Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright

Policymakers have been ignoring the evidence for far too long, continuing to cultivate a culture of sexually ignorant youth, who lack the knowledge and skills necessary to postpone sex or protect themselves.

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?

Did Abstinence-Only Create a Bully Generation?

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 02.11.2012 | Parents
Soraya Chemaly

Abstinence-only education creates a petri dish for bullying in schools. There is always a lot of back and forth about the efficacy of these programs,...

Sexual Harassment: Not Really About Sex at All

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 01.11.2012 | Education
Marianne Mollmann

To be a bit more blunt about it: sexual harassment in middle and high schools today is motivated by either misogyny or homophobia. Neither has to do with sex.

Countering Child Sexual Abuse Amidst a Scandal: A Wake Up Call

Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright | Posted 01.09.2012 | Parents
Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright

While we may not be able to right any wrongs, there's a lot that can be done in combating future incidences of child sexual abuse. There's plenty that can be done in positively moving forward, and beginning the process of healing.

When Where They Teach Overrides What's Being Said About Sex Ed

Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright | Posted 01.03.2012 | College
Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright

Given the power such a relationship holds, people should seriously question if any academic should be allowed to name their university affiliation when pushing a personal, values-laden agenda.

Abstinence-Only Across The Board -- Not So Fast!

Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright

Yet should we be so quick to declare abstinence-only as the best approach to sexuality education? After all, this is only one study, and it certainly has its shortcomings, like its...

Reproductive Education Program Helps Break Poverty Cycle

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Reproductive Justice

When Precious joined our teen pregnancy prevention program, she was 10 years old and headed straight back toward the cycle of poverty that she had come from.

Abstinence-Only Programs: What Part of 'They Don't Work' Is Hard to Understand?

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

Over 80 percent of abstinence-only curricula provide information about contraception and other reproductive health services that is medically inaccurate, exaggerated, and misleading.

Abstinence Education DisObeyed

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

The strongest player in the political poker games surrounding sex education is David R. Obey, House Appropriations Committee Chair.

House Committee Zeroes Out Traditional Sources of Ab-Only Funding, Removes Ban on Syringe Exchange

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

Needle-exchange programs were banned for many years solely due to ideological opposition and false charges that such programs encouraged further drug use.

The Immorality of Teaching Abstinence Only

Rev. Debra Haffner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rev. Debra Haffner

As religious leaders, we believe there are strong moral foundations for giving young people the information they need to delay sexual intimacy. Preaching abstinence alone is not enough.

On Abortion, Pro-Choice is the Compromise Position

Sam Sedaei | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Sedaei

In order for one to be a child, one has to be a human being, and human beings are biologically independent and viable organisms, which fetuses are not.

Americans Embrace Pro-Education, Pro-Prevention, Pro-Choice Values in Historic Election

Scott Swenson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Swenson

Social conservatives have a simple choice to make. They can recognize the US as a pluralistic nation with diverse beliefs and work with people they disagree with, or marginalize themselves.

Obama Plays Offense Asserting Pro-Education, Pro-Prevention, Pro-Choice Values

Scott Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Swenson

Politically, Obama's embrace of the education and prevention agenda long encompassed in the phrase "pro-choice" represents a shift away from abortion politics as usual.

Yes, Sex Education in Kindergarten!

Rev. Debra Haffner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rev. Debra Haffner

Sex education in the early primary years sets a foundation for later, more in-depth education.

Abstinence-Only Multimillionaire Funds 527 Attack on Abortion Issue

Scott Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Swenson

Social conservatives -- emboldened by the addition of Sarah Palin to the ticket -- are promoting Culture War issues to shift the focus away from the economy, housing, energy, the environment and national security.

Bush HHS Tries an End Run on Abstinence-Only Funding

Scott Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Swenson

Last week the Bush Administration issued a letter waiving the annual application process and review for the Title V Abstinence-Only State Grant Program.

Harball Flirts With Women Voters

Scott Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Swenson

If Chris Matthews and the mainstream media want to add something productive to the reproductive rights debate, they should move off the 70's polarization created by the far-right.