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Sex Laws and 2 Wisconsin District Attorneys

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christopher Brauchli

This week's news pertains to two Wisconsin district attorneys who have very different views on sex.

Why We Should Read "Soft Pornography"

Isabel Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Isabel Kaplan

Concerns about Slaughterhouse-Five, Speak, and Twenty Boy Summer highlight a deeper and more troubling belief -- that is, that young people should be prevented from exposure to anything that discusses sex and sexual activity in any way.

Maternal Mortality: Can We Talk About Sex (at the UN)?

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

No doubt prenatal care, malnutrition, access to a hospital and skilled professionals could prevent most maternal deaths. But the squeamishness of talking about family planning -- in short sex -- is a no-no in many nations.

Sex Week Comes Under Fire: College Students Shouldn't Talk About Sex

Dr. Logan Levkoff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Logan Levkoff

The latest attack on sex comes from Margaret Brooks, in her Chronicle of Higher Education article entitled, Sex Week Should Arouse Caution Most of Al...

The Link Between Weight Loss and Breastfeeding

John H. Tucker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John H. Tucker

Note to new moms: If you breastfeed now, you'll be more likely to slip back into those skinny jeans for years to come. In a new study, researchers at...

Amanda Terkel

Governors Apply For Abstinence-Only Funds From Health Law They Opposed | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two governors who were vocal opponents of health care reform are now requesting federal grants for abstinence-only education that are funded by that v...

World Cup 2010: AIDS Groups Protest FIFA Ban Policy

AP | ANGUS SHAW | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JOHANNESBURG — AIDS awareness groups said Saturday they are protesting against FIFA for not allowing them to distribute health-related informati...

Cash-Starved Arizona Vaults From 40th Place to Finalist in $4 Billion Federal Competition

Liz Willen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Liz Willen

Arizona shocked the education world on Tuesday. Arizona was a surprise finalist in the second round of the Race to the Top competition, after having finished 40th out of 41 in the first round.

The Myth of the Teen Pregnancy Epidemic

Kierra Johnson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kierra Johnson

Teenage pregnancy isn't the epidemic. The lack of information and support for people to make healthy decisions about their lives is the true epidemic. The culture of shame and scapegoating around sex is the real problem.

Sexual Cluelessness

Kierra Johnson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kierra Johnson

There is a reason that people are afraid of the dark. The dark is filled with uncertainty, with the unknown. And while fear of the dark is among the m...

Marriage Gets In The Way

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip N. Cohen

What does marriage have to do with it? The text on this rest-area condom-vending machine reads, in relevant part: "The best method of AIDS prevention...

Smart Girl Guide to a Sexy Summer

Shelby Knox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Shelby Knox

When the flip-flops and sundresses come out, summer romance isn't far behind. Here are some tips to stay safe and satisfied this summer.

The Funniest Sex Education Posters Of All Time (PICTURES)

Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Sex-education is a touchy subject (no pun intended). For religious, personal, or political reasons, not everyone can agree on the best way to educated...

A National Stand to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Janet Murguía | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Murguía

Before the age of 20, 52% of Latina teens become pregnant at least once. At almost twice the national average, Latinas have the highest teen pregnancy and birth rates of any major ethnic group in the United States.

Giving Condoms to Kids

Dr. Logan Levkoff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Logan Levkoff

Thought that would get your attention. It got mine, too. I turned on my television to hear the anchor at HLN talking about condom distribution for fir...

6 Year Olds Caught in Explicit Sex Acts: A Sex Educating Mother's Response

Dr. Logan Levkoff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Logan Levkoff

I received a request to appear on Headline News this evening to discuss an older, but particularly disturbing news story out of Leesburg, Florida. Acc...

Teen Sexuality: Sex as Sport and Girls as Game

Deborah M. Roffman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah M. Roffman

One team in the game of sexual baseball -- boys -- is always playing offense and the other, girls, only ever get to play defense.

The Time to Blame Youth Is Over: Our Policies Must Do More to Support Young Women's Health and Lives

Rocio L. Córdoba | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Rocio L. Córdoba

A major gap exists between the passage of key reproductive health policies and their implementation, especially for the most underserved youth of color.

Teen Moms See Reality - Not Politics - in Candie's Foundation/Bristol Palin PSA

Neil Cole | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Neil Cole

In what is sure to come as a surprise to no one, our recent public service ad campaign featuring Bristol Palin talking about her experience as a teen ...

Democrats Spend $250 Million on Ineffective Abstinence Programs

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

Imagine a quarter of a billion dollars, approved by Democrats for programs which the vast majority of them know don't work. The money was attached to ...

Media and the Sexualization of Children

Cory Silverberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cory Silverberg

I worry about the slippery slope of social science research that too often treats gender and sexuality as static phenomenon, and young people as doomed to a fate only an adult can devise for them, or save them from.

'Clinton-Lewinsky Effect': Study Shows Students' Changing Views Of Oral Sex

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sex researchers point to former President Bill Clinton, former White House intern Monica Lewinsky, a notorious blue dress -- and perhaps a cigar -- fo...

Who Put Failed Ab-Only Programs Back in Health Care Reform?

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

By James Wagoner, President, Advocates for Youth Lost in the shuffle of analysis of the new health care reform legislation, is the fact that Democrat...

NAE's Gospel of Sexuality: Good News for Some

Rev. Debra Haffner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Debra Haffner

I couldn't agree more with the National Association of Evangelicals' understanding that the Bible teaches that sex is good, and that "God established multiple purposes for sex."

How Mothers Can Advocate For Their Daughters' Sexual Health (VIDEO)

EmpowHER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Jane Fonda, founder and chairperson of the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention, explains how a mother should advocate for her daughte...