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School District Sued Over 'Inaccurate, Biased' Sex Ed Program

AP | JOHN S. MARSHALL | Posted 08.22.2012 | Education

SAN FRANCISCO -- A school district in California's Central Valley is putting teens' health at risk by failing to provide students with information abo...

Trouble Talking About Oral Sex

Deborah Schoeberlein | Posted 10.21.2012 | Education
Deborah Schoeberlein

If teens are ready to have oral (or any other) sex, then we, as a society, need to do our utmost to help them recognize that "being ready" means more than just understanding the mechanics or being afraid of STDs.

"Abstinence Only" Exposed as Subversive of Actual Evangelical Values

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 08.03.2012 | Books
Frank Schaeffer

Christine J. Gardner convincingly argues that the abstinence movement works against the most profound Christian values of selflessness and sacrifice and instead adopts rock concert style techniques of pop culture as a tool to get people to turn against that pop culture.

Majority Of Miss. Schools Choose Abstinence-Only Sex Ed

Posted 07.30.2012 | Education

With the highest teen pregnancy rate in the country, a majority of Mississippi's school districts have chosen to teach an abstinence-only sex educatio...

More Teens Are Using Condoms Over Past Two Decades

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 09.23.2012 | Teen

WASHINGTON — Nearly half of high school students say they've had sex, yet progress has stalled in getting them to use condoms to protect against...

Birthday Reflections

Steve Turtell | Posted 09.17.2012 | Gay Voices
Steve Turtell

Today is my 61st birthday. That's thirty more than I expected to have. I'm sure many of the gay men my age who lived through the first onslaught of the AIDS pandemic know what I mean.

An Open Letter to Black Women

Brandy Williams | Posted 09.17.2012 | Black Voices
Brandy Williams

Black women, what happened to us? We have gone from mothers of this earth; strong and proud backbones of our men, to ignorant, groupie, door mats! We are better than this!

5 Concerning Tween Trends

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 09.16.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Our tweens are growing up a bit too quickly and are paying the price for it.

Family Planning Unleashes the Girl Effect

Maria Eitel | Posted 09.12.2012 | Impact
Maria Eitel

Investing in family planning for adolescent girls is not only the right thing to do, it's smart economics.

'Gateway Sexual Activity': Why Americans Need To Be Honest About Sex And Morality

Rabbi Shais Taub | Posted 09.08.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Shais Taub

As a rabbi, I find the reluctance to talk clearly about sex rather odd. In Talmudic tradition, human sexual behavior is discussed with the same unflinching analysis as matters of commerce. It's part of life.

Sex Ed Law Under Scrutiny

AP | LUCAS L. JOHNSON II | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Spurred by a classroom demonstration involving a sex toy, Tennessee recently enacted a pro-abstinence sex education law that is am...

Argentina: 500,000 Reasons To Legalize Abortion

Vanessa Alejandra Rivera de la Fuente | Posted 08.19.2012 | Impact
Vanessa Alejandra Rivera de la Fuente

As a teenager, I chose to become a mom. In November, I chose, with the same commitment, to march with other women to support the motion to decriminalize abortion. I want women to be able to seek help openly and without shame. The hypocrisy is killing us.

What We Lose With Common Core

Alan Singer | Posted 08.15.2012 | Education
Alan Singer

Students need reasons to invest in learning. It is hard work and they have to care. Meaningful learning is about problem solving, thinking, analyzing, organizing, and explaining, not rote memorization

Gonorrhea Is Growing Resistant To Drugs And May Soon Become Untreatable

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 08.05.2012 | Healthy Living

GENEVA (AP) — A sexually transmitted disease that infects millions of people each year is growing resistant to drugs and could soon become untreatab...

Abstinence Got Me Pregnant

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 07.31.2012 | Women
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

My father ruined any shot I had at teen pregnancy the night senior second baseman Mike Sheridan came to call at our home and my dad answered the door conveniently cleaning his Magnum .45.

Sex Ed Seeks To Fight America's Worst Teen Pregnancy Rate

AP | LAURA TILLMAN | Posted 05.29.2012 | Education

MARKS, Miss. -- With her hair in a ponytail and her smile quick and wide, it's hard to tell that high school junior Donyell Hollins has been pulling a...

Breasts, Bras and a RHONJ Parenting Fail

Dr. Logan Levkoff | Posted 07.22.2012 | Parents
Dr. Logan Levkoff

Teresa made fun of her daughter's body. She turned an intimate event into a public one, bringing an entire television audience's attention to her daughter's breasts and burgeoning sexuality.

No One Solution to Reducing Teen Pregnancy

Laura Stepp | Posted 07.22.2012 | Impact
Laura Stepp

Reducing poverty and teen pregnancies are not mutually exclusive goals. We should be looking for more solutions that do both.

Teen Ambivalence Towards Pregnancy Points To Social Problems, Says Study

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 07.18.2012 | Home
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee A new report by Melissa Kearney and Philip Levine at the University of Maryland, suggests that common ideas about teenage pre...

40 Percent Of Young Adults Think Birth Control 'Doesn't Matter'

Posted 05.16.2012 | Education

Greater education about contraception is directly correlated to a decrease in risky sexual behavior among young adults, according to a new study. B...

GOP Gov Acts On Controversial Bill That Targets 'Gateway Sexual Activity'

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics

(Updates with details) * Targets "gateway sexual activities" like touching genitals * Critics fear limitations will hamp...

The Joy of Teaching

Professor Peggy Gish | Posted 06.26.2012 | College
Professor Peggy Gish

I strongly believe that the debate stirred up over this controversy actually serves to reinforce the profound need to offer these very courses in human sexuality.

Woman Hopes To Make H Street Sex Shop A Reality

The Huffington Post | Megan Arellano | Posted 04.19.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Jessica hasn't even shared her last name. But when the 33-year-old walks through the door in fishnet tights, bright red lipstick, an...

5 1/2 Myths About Female Sexuality

Dr. Logan Levkoff | Posted 06.20.2012 | Women
Dr. Logan Levkoff

I've been a sex educator since -- well, for a long time. And I am still crazed by the quantity of misinformation available to all of us at any given t...

Wisconsin Governor Walker Attacks Sex Ed

El Chanclaso | Posted 08.16.2012 | Latino Voices
El Chanclaso

I'm giving Raimundo Rojas, the Hispanic outreach coordinator for the National Right to Life Committe, un chanclaso en la boca.