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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.

A New Low for Fox News: Wearing Pink Makes Boys Transgendered

Dr. Logan Levkoff | Posted 06.13.2011 | Media
Dr. Logan Levkoff

Fox News has once again sparked an insane and hate driven debate about gender identity and sexuality.

Why Planned Parenthood Matters for American Schools

Elizabeth Hampton | Posted 06.10.2011 | Education
Elizabeth Hampton

On any given day, there are between one and three mothers in my classroom. Those young women, doe-eyed and green, are my students.

Raising Our Daughters to Be Sexually Authentic Adults

Joyce McFadden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joyce McFadden

If we supported our daughters in gradually assimilating an understanding of their natural sexuality as they grow, they wouldn't need to identify with it primarily through superficial packaging like mini-dresses and perilously high heels.

Why "the Gays" Need Planned Parenthood Too

Thomas DeLorenzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas DeLorenzo

I grew up in Schenectady, a small city in upstate New York. Sex education was an embarrassing night with my younger brother in the school cafeteria w...

Teacher Disciplined For Giving Students Inappropriate Quiz

AP | Posted 07.19.2011 | Education

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida high school advanced placement psychology teacher has been disciplined for giving a quiz filled with se...

WATCH: 'Sex Training' With Ninja Sex Party

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

If you've thought to yourself recently, "Why is everyone so negative? Why can't we occasionally focus on things that are positive and nice?" then we'...

The Trojan Horse Republican Congress

James Wagoner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Wagoner

Republicans have held a major press conference to introduce the so-called "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act." But, wait a minute! Didn't they run a campaign based on the economy?

8 Things You Can Do About Population

Lisa Hymas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lisa Hymas

As we zoom toward seven billion, population growth is looking ever more hairy and daunting. But what can we do ourselves, in our own lives and communities? Here are a few ideas.

Health Teachers' Hopes Flaccid Over Extinct Fruit

Doree Lewak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
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...

High School Bans Safe-Sex Kits Over Flavored Lube, Candy And Condoms

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SWANZEY, N.H. — Officials at a New Hampshire high school say they will no longer allow a group to distribute safe-sex kits to students because t...

Colorado Board Of Education Defies Governor Ritter,

The Denver Post | Susan Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Bill Ritter's administration is in a turf war with the State Board of Education over sex, kids and health care reform. State law requires schools t...

Is There a True Limited Government Standard in the G.O.P.?

Susan Bevan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Bevan

The repeal of DADT put a stop to big government at its worst -- and most intrusive. But what about when government tries to restrict the private medical choices of women?

Sex Over 50: WSJ Reports The New Normal, And It's Great! Dr. Pat's Notebook

Patricia Yarberry Allen | Posted 07.19.2011 | Style
Patricia Yarberry Allen

Originally posted on Women's Voices for Change. The Wall Street Journal published an essay by Dr. Mark Lachs, head of geriatrics for the New York-P...

A New Approach to Global HIV/AIDS Education

Dr. Piya Sorcar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Piya Sorcar

Given how widespread HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns are, you'll be surprised to learn how little knowledge many people actually have about the diseases. It is not at all easy to teach people about them either.

Vatican Walks Back Pope's Condom Approval: Nothing's Changed

AP | VICTOR L. SIMPSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — Vatican officials insist it's nothing "revolutionary," but to many other people Pope Benedict XVI's recent comments regarding con...

Pope: Condoms Can Be Justified In Some Cases

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD and FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI has opened the door on the previously taboo subject of condoms as a way to fight HIV, saying male prostitutes w...

South Africa's 'Government Condom' Campaign Has Mixed Results

GlobalPost | Iva Skoch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- Julie Peroni liked everything about her new boyfriend and she couldn't wait for the first time he spent the night. "Things...

Tanzania Uses Wall Murals For Sex Education (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Like subway posters or highway billboards, wall murals have long been popular as a form of cheap advertising in Tanzania for such products as Coca-Col...