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Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Dominates In State With Highest Teen Pregnancy

Reuters | Posted 10.27.2012 | Education

* State has nation's highest teen birth rate * New law allows abstinence plus sex-ed teaching * Studies show sex-ed work...

Why Missouri’s Students Might Believe Todd Akin’s Junk Science

ThinkProgress | Tara Culp-Ressler | Posted 08.23.2012 | Education

Addressing the controversy surrounding Rep. Todd Akin’s (R-MO) offensive comments that “legitimate rape” doesn’t lead to pregnancy, President ...

School District Sued Over 'Inaccurate, Biased' Sex Ed Program

AP | JOHN S. MARSHALL | Posted 08.22.2012 | Education

SAN FRANCISCO -- A school district in California's Central Valley is putting teens' health at risk by failing to provide students with information abo...

15 Questions Every Mom Of Daughters Should Ask Herself

Joyce McFadden | Posted 10.16.2012 | Parents
Joyce McFadden

If we want to dilute social pressures on our girls to be sexy, we have to offer them an alternative.

Majority Of Miss. Schools Choose Abstinence-Only Sex Ed

Posted 07.30.2012 | Education

With the highest teen pregnancy rate in the country, a majority of Mississippi's school districts have chosen to teach an abstinence-only sex educatio...

The Body Part Most Women Wouldn't Recognize In A Lineup

Jenny Isenman | Posted 09.24.2012 | Women
Jenny Isenman

I mean, I could probably narrow it down, like they taught you to do in SAT prep, but anything with the same grooming, coloring and general size could be mine. How sad is that?

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.

Sexual Health in the Digital Age -- How to Help Our Teens Navigate New Technology Safely

Alison Macklin | Posted 08.05.2012 | Denver
Alison Macklin

We owe it to our youth to provide them with the information and resources they need to feel empowered to make responsible decisions about their sexual health.

Sex Ed Seeks To Fight America's Worst Teen Pregnancy Rate

AP | LAURA TILLMAN | Posted 05.29.2012 | Education

MARKS, Miss. -- With her hair in a ponytail and her smile quick and wide, it's hard to tell that high school junior Donyell Hollins has been pulling a...

Teen Ambivalence Towards Pregnancy Points To Social Problems, Says Study

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 07.18.2012 | Home
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee A new report by Melissa Kearney and Philip Levine at the University of Maryland, suggests that common ideas about teenage pre...

40 Percent Of Young Adults Think Birth Control 'Doesn't Matter'

Posted 05.16.2012 | Education

Greater education about contraception is directly correlated to a decrease in risky sexual behavior among young adults, according to a new study. B...

GOP Gov Acts On Controversial Bill That Targets 'Gateway Sexual Activity'

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics

(Updates with details) * Targets "gateway sexual activities" like touching genitals * Critics fear limitations will hamp...

The Joy of Teaching

Professor Peggy Gish | Posted 06.26.2012 | College
Professor Peggy Gish

I strongly believe that the debate stirred up over this controversy actually serves to reinforce the profound need to offer these very courses in human sexuality.

Do College Students Need Sex Ed?

nytimes.com | ANAHAD O'CONNOR | Posted 06.17.2012 | College

Over the last 10 years, a growing number of colleges have begun organizing week-long programs devoted to all things sexual. Known on most campuses as...

Should Middle Schools Give Out Condoms? This Doctor Says Yes.

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 06.12.2012 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

Of all kids having sex, 61 percent report using condoms. That means a lot of kids are not protecting themselves against infection or pregnancy. This is really scary stuff.

Sex, Teens and Risk: Conservatives Have It Wrong

James Peron | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics
James Peron

Abstinence-only programs don't exist "for the kids," or because of risks. They exist almost wholly because Republicans -- and Democrats in Tennessee -- are trying to placate a religious minority, even if it means exposing teens to greater harms.

State Sex Ed Bill Could Prohibit Teaching Contraception, Kissing, Hand-Holding

Posted 07.23.2012 | Education

Tennessee lawmakers added language to the state's abstinence-only sex education curriculum that warns against "gateway sexual activity." Although S...

Surprising Sex Ed Survey Has Some Experts Calling For Changes

Posted 09.14.2012 | Science

By: MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Published: 04/05/2012 01:31 PM EDT on MyHealthNewsDaily Schools have made little progress in recent years in teachin...

Why So Bleak?

Andrew Smiler | Posted 06.04.2012 | Women
Andrew Smiler

Girls talk about relationships almost exclusively with other girls or women. Boys get to figure it out for themselves, leading the sexes to different levels of understanding about relationships.

Utah Governor Vetoes Abstinence-Only Sex Education Bill

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2012 | Education

By Bob Bernick SALT LAKE CITY, March 16 (Reuters) - Utah Gov. Gary Herbert on Friday vetoed a controversial bill banning public schoo...

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...

Teen Sex Study Shows Surprising Effect Of Sex Education

Posted 03.12.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 03/08/2012 01:56 PM EST on LiveScience Teens who receive formal sex education wait lo...

Utah Passes Bill Prohibiting Talk Of Homosexuality In Schools, Allows Dropping Sex Ed

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.07.2012 | Education

The Utah state Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would allow schools to drop sex education, prohibit instruction on how to use contraception, and proh...

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...

Birth Control Battle: The Christian Stance Doesn't Make Sense

Alton Lu | Posted 04.18.2012 | Home
Alton Lu

What happens if abortion is no longer legal? What happens when students are continually subjected to abstinence-only education and people unable to receive contraception?