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WATCH: Kids Ask Questions About Sex, Parents Try To Answer

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.20.2011 | Parents

A stork. The cabbage patch. That thing the birds do with the bees. There's a reason why parents turn to euphemisms when faced with the inevitable "Whe...

The Sex Talk: Parents Avoid Topics Of Birth Control And Saying No

www.mommyish.com | Posted 12.17.2011 | Parents

It’s nearly the end of October — deemed “Let’s Talk Month” which encourages parents to speak to their kids about sex and apparently a majori...

One Less Thing To Worry About: 4 Out Of 5 Teenage Boys Use Condoms Their First Time

AP | By CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 12.12.2011 | Parents

CHICAGO -- A surprising 80 percent of teenage boys say they are using condoms the first time they have sex, a government survey found in a powerful si...

Revamping Sex Education: A New Approach to the Birds and the Bees

Richard Buery | Posted 12.06.2011 | New York
Richard Buery

New York City should consider a more comprehensive initiative that takes into account all aspects of a young person's growth and development, not solely strategies associated with understanding and reducing sexual risk-taking.

First Important Steps

Joan Malin | Posted 11.28.2011 | New York
Joan Malin

This week is National Sex Ed Week, and for the first time in 20 years, we're celebrating it knowing New York City will now require sex education to be taught in schools.

Discourse on Intercourse: An Opportunity to Teach Sex Education the Right Way

Lily Gellman | Posted 12.03.2011 | Home
Lily Gellman

Imagine a scale from one to 10. One marks abstinence-only-until-heterosexual-marriage education, while 10 represents safer sex-positive, LGBTQ-inclusive education. My high school's curriculum up until this year falls somewhere in the scale's middle, but tips precariously toward its lower end.

D.C. Students To Be Tested On Sex Education, Drugs

AP | Posted 11.15.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia public schools are planning to test students on their knowledge of human sexuality, contraception and drug use this...

LOOK: Sex Ed For Kindergartners? (NSFW PHOTOS)

Posted 11.06.2011 | Education

Now this is one way to teach sex ed. Last week, Shanghaiist posted pictures of young children learning about the human body by playing with dolls t...

Vatican Blasts New York's Sex Ed Program

Posted 10.31.2011 | Religion

By Alessandro Speciale Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican took a swipe at new sex education classes in New York City schools on ...

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.