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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...

Boys Get Less Sex Education

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

Two-thirds of 15-19-year-olds have had formal instruction in methods of birth control. Seems like we should do better, but anyways. I never noticed t...

Results Are In: Biggest U.S. Sexual Health Study In 20 Years (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Wondering how sex has changed in the last 20 years? The most comprehensive U.S. study on sexual health and behavior in two decades sought to shed some...

Malaysia Considers Introducing Sex Ed To Combat 'Baby-Dumping'

Yahoo! News | – | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) -- Malaysia said Friday it is considering introducing sex education in schools across the Muslim-majority nation as part of a campa...

Sex Educators Unite to Support University Sex Weeks

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

Earlier this month, I wrote about the latest attack on sex - specifically, the concerns that Margaret Brooks, a Bridgewater State economics professor,...

Empowering Girls, Girls, Girls and Women

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michelle Kraus

Only the formidable Bill Clinton together with his unstoppable Foundation can marshal the forces of good to begin to make fundamental change for future generations of girls and women.

Those Bad Breasts - Take II (Katy Perry Edition)

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

I am feeling a strange sense of deja vu. Over a year ago I wrote a piece for the Huffington Post entitled, Those Bad Breasts. It was a story of news p...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.