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Standing Up for Due Process on Campus = "Sticking Up for Penises Everywhere?"

Adam Kissel | Posted 10.30.2011 | College
Adam Kissel

Lower standards of evidence will likely produce more guilty findings -- not just of the guilty, but also the innocent. When verdicts are wrong, the cause of justice on campus is ill-served.

The Sex Ed Women Really Need

Allison Gaudet Yarrow | Posted 10.28.2011 | Women
Allison Gaudet Yarrow

Where I grew up, in the buckle of the Bible Belt, sex, when it was discussed at all, was presented as something to be feared -- it bred diseases and u...

Survey Of Suburban Teens Shows Need For More Sex Ed, Disturbing Rates Of Rape

Posted 10.26.2011 | Chicago

A survey about the behaviors of suburban Chicago teenagers released by the Cook County Department of Public Health Thursday revealed some disturbing i...

Rick Perry Struggles To Answer Question About Sex Ed: 'Abstinence Works'

Posted 10.24.2011 | Education

Last summer, Texas chose to pass on $4.4 million in federal funds aimed at sex education for adolescents in the state, The Texas Tribune reported. ...

What a Rick Perry Presidency Would Look Like for Women

Rachel Farris | Posted 10.18.2011 | Politics
Rachel Farris

With a governor who has a women's health record that's a bumpy country mile long possibly becoming our next president, what would it mean for women across America? Allow me.

Perry: I'm Against It

Robert Walker | Posted 10.16.2011 | Politics
Robert Walker

Fortunately for all those who crave political consistency above all else, Gov. Perry's latest about face brings him solidly in line with the religious right on any issue relating to reproductive health and rights. Aren't you glad that's clear?

Sex Education Tips

Kerry Cohen | Posted 10.15.2011 | New York
Kerry Cohen

Somehow, regardless of everything we know about sex education, regardless of everything we know about how little abstinence education works, we still shudder at the thought of our teenagers learning about sex.

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.