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These Maps Show Where Kids In America Get Terrifying Sex Ed

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.08.2014 | Teen

If you think students should get an unbiased and accurate education, then you probably won't be happy about the state of sex education in America. ...

Sex Ed. Lesson Reportedly Compares Non-Virgins To Dirty Chocolate

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics

Sex education in Mississippi still has a long way to go. Parent Marie Barnard, who works in public health, recently told the Los Angeles Times that...

Sex Education in Mississippi is Still Failing Students

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 06.04.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Mississippi has one of the highest teenage pregnancy rates in the country, with 50 births for every 1,000 young women between 15 and 19 years old - ye...

If Politicians Really Want To Save Money, These Initiatives Actually Cost Less Than Doing Nothing

Huffington Post | Nick Wing & Shadee Ashtari | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

For many lawmakers, particularly in today's austerity-obsessed political environment, the only way to save a dollar is to not spend that dollar. But i...

Conservative Writer Desperately Needs Comprehensive Sex Education

Cathy Reisenwitz | Posted 05.31.2014 | Women
Cathy Reisenwitz

Besides the fact that no one who is so incredibly, breathtakingly ignorant on contraception should be writing falsehoods about it for a major publication, the truth is that no one in America should be that so incredibly, breathtakingly ignorant on contraception.

Lila Shapiro

Alabama's Openly Gay Lawmaker Discusses Reelection, GOP Colleagues And Why She'd Never Leave Her State

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 03.27.2014 | Gay Voices

This winter hasn't been a great one for LGBT rights in the South. Even as public opinion continues to shift toward marriage equality, and as courts ar...

Abstinence-Only Education Doesn't Work -- I Know From Personal Experience

Beth Leyba | Posted 05.04.2014 | Politics
Beth Leyba

Both emotional and physical purity were seen as the gold standard, and presented as totally attainable and absolutely necessary to be in good standing with God. I was completely sincere in my belief at that time and bought it all: hook, line and sinker.

How Do I Tell My Son Everything About His Autism?

Carrie Cariello | Posted 04.27.2014 | Parents
Carrie Cariello

It was a Sunday morning in late September -- the day after my birthday. I was fuzzily turning pancakes on the griddle while Jack perched at the counter flicking the top to the syrup open and closed and open and closed. Out of nowhere, he asked, "Why was I born with autism?"

Pakistani Village Gives Girls Pioneering Sex Education Class

Reuters | Posted 04.27.2014 | Impact

By Amjad Ali JOHI, Pakistan, Feb 25 (Reuters) - In neat rows, the Pakistani girls in white headscarves listened carefully as the teac...

Tyler Kingkade

GOP Lawmakers Freak Out Over University's 'Sex Week,' Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.14.2014 | College

Republican lawmakers in Tennessee are hellbent on trying to stop students and faculty at the state's flagship university from attending a series of ev...

Can Love Be Taught in Schools?

Matt Weber | Posted 04.14.2014 | Education
Matt Weber

The challenge to our schools and parents is how we as a society provide timely instruction on maintaining strong, healthy and respectful relationships.

I'm Sex-Positive, and Most People in Chicago Have No Idea What That Means

Eric Barry | Posted 04.08.2014 | Chicago
Eric Barry

Being sex-positive doesn't just inform our own personal relationships. It's an attitude that sexuality, in its many forms, is an innate part of who we are as humans.

The Days of Ozzie and Harriet are Over! School Boards Must Pass New Sex Education Curriculums

Steve Siebold | Posted 04.02.2014 | Education
Steve Siebold

Giving students access to condoms doesn't increase their odds of having sex, it just increases the odds that they'll have safe sex.

What a Girl Wants

Ketaki Desai | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Ketaki Desai

It dawned on me that I have led a life of privilege. This is not because my parents brought me up in a life of luxury -- in fact, a significant part of my life was that of severe economic, social and emotional hardships -- but because, growing up, I never once believed that I was of a different gender than the 600-plus million males in India.

Has MTV Helped Bring Down Teen Pregnancy Rate?

Laura Stepp | Posted 03.15.2014 | Entertainment
Laura Stepp

If shows like 16 and Pregnant motivate teens to think and talk seriously with their friends, partners and parents about sex and pregnancy, that's a good thing. Teens need -- indeed are hungry for -- deeper knowledge about sex, pregnancy and pregnancy prevention.

Religion and Politics Do Mix

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 03.13.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

It has long been said there are two topics that should be avoided in "polite company," that is, at social gatherings, parties, service clubs, during i...

How to Choose the Best Condoms for You and Your Partner

Melissa White | Posted 03.08.2014 | Women
Melissa White

Out-dated and erroneous beliefs such as "condoms are one-size-fits-all" and "all condoms are created equal" have gone unchallenged for far too long. It's time to bust those widespread condom myths once and for all.

Republican Steams Over Sex Ed Program For Promoting Homosexuality

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser | Nanea Kalani | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

A state lawmaker suing the state for legalizing same-sex marriages says a controversial sex education program being taught in some public schools is i...

No, It's Not OK to 'Steal Kisses' -- Here's Why

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 02.15.2014 | Parents
Soraya Chemaly

He is endearing and he's 6 and "boys will be boys." But, the girl he kissed without permission is also probably endearing, also 6 and not interested in his touching her. The hard and unpleasant part is the idea that her right not to be involved in his working through learning self-control is legitimate.

Teen Pregnancies Are Declining -- Why Don't Adults Believe That?

Laura Stepp | Posted 02.10.2014 | Impact
Laura Stepp

What adults think about teenagers matters to teenagers -- a lot. If we continue to expect them to have unprotected sex, chances are good that many of them will.

My 'First Time' Was Really Embarrassing

Posted 11.28.2013 | Teen

Throughout the next few months, HuffPost Teen is highlighting the way teens think and feel about sex through anecdotes written for our series, "Teen S...

Getting Tested For An STD? There's An App For That.

| Dina Fine Maron | Posted 11.21.2013 | Women

“I can’t tonight, I have chlamydia.” With those words Miranda, a character on the racy television series Sex and the City, doused her partner’...

'I Wanted To Wait For Marriage - Then I Changed My Mind'

Posted 11.19.2013 | Teen

Throughout the next few months, HuffPost Teen is highlighting the way teens think and feel about sex through anecdotes written for our series, "Teen S...

Broward Schools To Change Sex Ed Program

Sun Sentinel | Karen Yi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami

Hoping to slash the staggeringly high numbers of HIV/AIDS cases in Broward County, the school district plans to require schools to offer a more inclus...

Are Politicians Who Cut Food Stamps and Deny Health Access Truly 'Pro-Life'?

Joe Conason | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Joe Conason

Whatever anyone may think about abortion, the persistent question for self-styled pro-lifers is why they tend to insist on making life so much more difficult for so many children who have entered the world.