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The Biggest Virginity Myth Is Still Intact

Cristen Conger | Posted 02.19.2012 | Women
Cristen Conger

The hymen might be the most overrated flap of flesh in the human body, the anatomical equivalent of a sexually charged appendix.

HHS Protects Kids In Vetoing Plan B Decision

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 02.15.2012 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

Health and Human Services acted to protect kids Dec. 7 when HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius rejected a recommendation of the Food and Drug Administration to let stores sell powerful hormonal drugs to children over the counter.

Eight Reasons Obama Should Reverse His Mistake on Plan B

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Shawn Lawrence Otto

Any time an administration finds science politically inconvenient, this precedent by a supposedly pro-science president will make it that much easier for future administrations to assert more absolute authority. That is dangerous for the future of science and the nation.

Behind the Sharp Decline in Teen Births

Sharon L. Camp | Posted 02.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Sharon L. Camp

The recently-reported decline in teen pregnancy can be linked almost exclusively to improvements in teens' contraceptive use, according to new data from a major government study, the CDC's National Survey of Family Growth.

Did Abstinence-Only Create a Bully Generation?

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 02.11.2012 | Parents
Soraya Chemaly

Abstinence-only education creates a petri dish for bullying in schools. There is always a lot of back and forth about the efficacy of these programs,...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Sex Education: Does Abstinence-Only Education Really Work?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 11.28.2011 | Education

2011-11-18-djfkdjfkjioejfkdkjiejie.jpgScience illuminates sexuality. And that is why it is so important that we learn about our bodies at an early age.

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: The Science of Sex Education

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.15.2012 | Education

What is the most effective way to educate young people about sex? What can we do to minimize unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections (STIs)? Does abstinence-only education work? Some people think so.

Surprising Things We Can Learn From The Dutch About Sex Education

healthland.time.com | Maia Szalavitz | Posted 11.18.2011 | Home

Teen birth rates are eight times higher in the U.S. than in Holland. Abortion rates are twice as high. The American AIDS rate is three times greater t...

The Sex Education of Justin Bieber

Cristina Page | Posted 01.04.2012 | Home
Cristina Page

Justin Bieber serves as an allegory for the way we treat American teens: leading them to temptation, unprotected and unprepared, and expecting more of them than we do of ourselves.

The New ABCD's of Talking About Sex With Teenagers

Amy Schalet | Posted 01.02.2012 | Parents
Amy Schalet

How can American parents and other adults talk with teenagers about sexuality and romantic relationships in more positive terms, while bolstering young people's capacities to protect themselves against potential negative experiences and consequences?

High School Student Who Faked Pregnancy Gets Lifetime Movie

AP | Posted 12.14.2011 | Education

SEATTLE -- Faking her pregnancy was the high school project that keeps paying off for one Washington state teenager. Gaby Rodriguez of Toppenish was ...

Sex Education Gets New Video Game

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 12.13.2011 | Women

With various contraceptives on the market, from condoms to rings and patches and pills, men and women have a whole arsenal of ways to prevent unplanne...

Alexa Vega To Star In Movie About Teen's Fake Pregnancy

Fox 411 | Meagan Murphy | Posted 12.11.2011 | Home

America wants more teen pregnancies -- at least on their televisions. Following the success of MTV’s Teen Mom, 16 and Pregnant and last year’s ...

Revamping Sex Education: A New Approach to the Birds and the Bees

Richard Buery | Posted 12.06.2011 | New York
Richard Buery

New York City should consider a more comprehensive initiative that takes into account all aspects of a young person's growth and development, not solely strategies associated with understanding and reducing sexual risk-taking.

What's The Perfect Age To Be A Mother?

Janice Van Dyck | Posted 12.04.2011 | Women
Janice Van Dyck

Is it possible we're missing the old days when younger couples did the parenting and older couples were grandparents?

Rick Perry Struggles To Answer Question About Sex Ed: 'Abstinence Works'

Posted 10.24.2011 | Education

Last summer, Texas chose to pass on $4.4 million in federal funds aimed at sex education for adolescents in the state, The Texas Tribune reported. ...

School-Mandated Sex-Ed: It's About Time!

Ilana Garon | Posted 10.12.2011 | Education
Ilana Garon

My experience as a teacher in the New York City public school system has only furthered my belief that a comprehensive sex education policy would be a life-saving measure.

The Must-Have School Supply for Girls: Educational Access

K. Sujata | Posted 10.10.2011 | Chicago
K. Sujata

Back-to-school chatter is already building in Chicago. However, in the discussion of education reform and politicking, one facet is missing: access.

Sofia Vergara Talks About Her Teen Pregnancy

Posted 10.04.2011 | Celebrity

They looked virtually the same age in their "Got Milk?" campaign last year, and now actress Sofia Vergara opens up about her teen pregnancy with son M...

How Young Is Too Young For Birth Control?

Posted 09.21.2011 | Healthy Living

Apparently, more and more teen girls are popping pills -- birth control pills, that is. A Thomson Reuters study released this past March reported ...

Andrea Stone

Hard Hit By Recession, Presidential Citizens Medal Winner's Organization Is In Need Of Cash

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 09.11.2011 | Impact

UPDATE 7/14/2011: Two days after The Huffington Post reported on financial problems at a social service center run by Presidential Citizens Medal win...

Lessons From The Casey Anthony Case

Father Alberto Cutié | Posted 12.16.2011 | Religion
Father Alberto Cutié

It appears to most of the world that in our courts parents can get away with neglect, irresponsible behavior and putting their child in the trunk of a car without any of these actions being labeled as "abuse."

WATCH: Selena Gomez 'Blamed' Mom For Parents' Painful Split

Huffington Post | Anna Bahr | Posted 08.30.2011 | Divorce

In an E! Entertainment special that aired Wednesday night, teen queen Selena Gomez opened up about her parents' divorce. Gomez, who was 5-year-old...

Katherine Bindley

He's 51, She's 16: What Age Gap Relationships Mean For Teen Girls

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Bindley | Posted 08.30.2011 | Women

"True love can be ageless," declared actor Doug Hutchison, 51, an actor who starred in the television series "Lost," when he announced his May marriag...

Study: Increasing Numbers of Parents Are Allowing Teens To Have Sex At Home

ParentDish | Posted 08.24.2011 | Women

"If you think for one minute I am going to let you go out tonight just so you can have sex, you have another think coming, young lady! You are going t...