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Do College Students Need Sex Ed?

nytimes.com | ANAHAD O'CONNOR | Posted 06.17.2012 | College

Over the last 10 years, a growing number of colleges have begun organizing week-long programs devoted to all things sexual. Known on most campuses as...

William McGuinness

Fresno State Professor Shows 'Porn' To Class

HuffingtonPost.com | William McGuinness | Posted 04.15.2012 | College

Fresno State University public health professor Peggy Gish had to defend her curriculum when one of her students complained earlier this week that she...

Should Middle Schools Give Out Condoms? This Doctor Says Yes.

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 06.12.2012 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

Of all kids having sex, 61 percent report using condoms. That means a lot of kids are not protecting themselves against infection or pregnancy. This is really scary stuff.

Sex, Teens and Risk: Conservatives Have It Wrong

James Peron | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics
James Peron

Abstinence-only programs don't exist "for the kids," or because of risks. They exist almost wholly because Republicans -- and Democrats in Tennessee -- are trying to placate a religious minority, even if it means exposing teens to greater harms.

Surprising Sex Ed Survey Has Some Experts Calling For Changes

Posted 09.14.2012 | Science

By: MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Published: 04/05/2012 01:31 PM EDT on MyHealthNewsDaily Schools have made little progress in recent years in teachin...

Why I Switched From Republican to Democrat

Angelica Martinez | Posted 08.20.2013 | College
Angelica Martinez

Along with many in my generation, I do not feel that the Republican Party left us, but that it never really wanted us to begin with. We'll simply do as we've been asked; we'll leave.

Let's Immunize Boys Against HPV and Educate Them About Sexual Responsibility at the Same Time

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 06.02.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

So what does the research tell us? We need to talk to both young women and men, not once but early and often about sexual health and responsibility.

Sex Ed Makes for Smarter Sexual Decisions -- So Why Aren't Politicians Promoting Such Programs?

Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright | Posted 05.30.2012 | Education
Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright

Policymakers have been ignoring the evidence for far too long, continuing to cultivate a culture of sexually ignorant youth, who lack the knowledge and skills necessary to postpone sex or protect themselves.

Wisconsin Must Return to Comprehensive Sex Education

The Badger Herald | Posted 05.20.2012 | College
The Badger Herald

It is time for Wisconsin's legislators to learn to accept reality. The fact that young people have sex is not changing. What must change, however, is the return to comprehensive and honest sex education for our youth.

Help! My Boobs Are Lopsided

| Posted 03.20.2012 | Teen

No one's body is perfectly symmetrical and for some girls, that lopsidedness is in the, er, boobal region. One of those girls wrote into Gurl.com's lo...

Utah Governor Vetoes Abstinence-Only Sex Education Bill

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2012 | Education

By Bob Bernick SALT LAKE CITY, March 16 (Reuters) - Utah Gov. Gary Herbert on Friday vetoed a controversial bill banning public schoo...

Massachusetts School Committee Wants To Give Condoms To 12-Year-Olds

Posted 03.16.2012 | Education

A Massachusetts school has taken its first step toward giving students as young as 12 free access to condoms at school. The Springfield School Comm...

Wisconsin Republicans Move To Limit Abortion Coverage

The Huffington Post | Leigh Owens | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

The Wisconsin State Assembly on Wednesday passed a bill that will limit abortion coverage, as well as a measure imposing abstinence-only sex education...

The Naked Truth With Nina Hartley

Vanessa Pinto | Posted 05.13.2012 | San Francisco
Vanessa Pinto

Who is the first porn star you remember from a young age? For many people the first person they think of is Nina Hartley. I had the pleasure of meeting her at the AVNs and I wanted to talk to her about a lot of things.

Teen Sex Study Shows Surprising Effect Of Sex Education

Posted 03.12.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 03/08/2012 01:56 PM EST on LiveScience Teens who receive formal sex education wait lo...

Stop Being Such a Girl

Vanessa Pinto | Posted 05.08.2012 | San Francisco
Vanessa Pinto

Sugar, spice and everything nice is what little girls are made of. So, what are little boys made of?

Utah Passes Bill Prohibiting Talk Of Homosexuality In Schools, Allows Dropping Sex Ed

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.07.2012 | Education

The Utah state Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would allow schools to drop sex education, prohibit instruction on how to use contraception, and proh...

Abstinence-Only Sex Education Bill In Utah Prohibits Teaching Contraception

Posted 04.24.2012 | Education

A bill requiring sex education classes to teach an abstinence-only curriculum moved closer to becoming a law in Utah Wednesday. The state House pas...

New Pornography Regulations in L.A.: Are They Addressing the Right Problem?

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics
Marianne Mollmann

The ordinance will not be very effective at influencing the overall depiction of sex in imagery and media. This outcome is all the more lamentable because encouraging condom use is so important. Let's look at the facts.

Help in a HandBasket

Vanessa Pinto | Posted 04.09.2012 | San Francisco
Vanessa Pinto

Trans people have it rougher than most. While we are making gains towards tolerance, it is still very slow in coming. Today, I want to talk about sex and transgender folks.

Sex Ed Is Less Effective In Red States

Vitals/LiveScience | Christopher Wanjek | Posted 02.07.2012 | Education

Sex education is failing to reduce adolescent birthrates in conservative states, according to a new study. Perhaps paradoxically, states with a majori...

Meet 2012's Sexually Healthy Seminaries

Rev. Debra Haffner | Posted 04.02.2012 | Religion
Rev. Debra Haffner

When I went to seminary, I was surprised to discover how little information there was about sexuality in my courses. Today, the landscape at U.S. seminaries, divinity and rabbinical schools is shifting toward increased sexuality education.

Joseph Erbentraut

Teen Mothers Find Support, Education And Empowerment

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 06.26.2013 | Chicago

The Simpson Academy for Young Women, a Chicago public school, last week cut the ribbon on its newest addition -- and it wasn't a new library wing, com...

Five Mistakes My Parents Made That I'm Not Repeating

Len Filppu | Posted 03.27.2012 | Parents
Len Filppu

Can anyone say their parents were perfect? OK, those of you who raised your hands may now Google the word "denial."

Telenovelas, Erections, and Raising Sexually Healthy Teens

Stephen T. Russell, Ph.D. | Posted 03.13.2012 | Gay Voices
Stephen T. Russell, Ph.D.

I can't remember the words my then-13-year-old son Enrique used when he told me that his uncle had told him that he was sick, that having erections was a sign that he was gay, that it meant that he was a sinner. I could hardly bear to hear him say it.