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Sex Education

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.

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...