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One Giant Step Forward, One Devastating Step Back

On a night in which this country took a giant step forward on racial issues and reproductive rights, we also took a devastating step backwards when it comes to the rights of gay and lesbian individuals.

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Turning the Page on Sexuality Education

After years of our children being subject to dangerous abstinence-only programs, we are finally at a place where parents, educators, and policymakers want something different. But will the new sex education be “disaster prevention” only?

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Ab-Only Curricula Stoke Fear, Propagate Inaccuracy

Telling students that AIDS can be spread through skin-to-skin contact and comparing premarital sex to Hitler and slavery? SIECUS reviews of three fear-based abstinence-only programs that rely on biased or outrageously incorrect information.

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McCain Ad Misrepresents Comprehensive Sex Ed

Instead of seeking common ground on sex education and having open discussions about what educational materials are age appropriate, the right wing has again launched a smear campaign against comprehensive sex education.

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Gaining Ground on Sex Ed: Five Years of SIECUS State Profiles

Five years ago, federal funding for abstinence-only programs had ballooned and only California was refusing Title V abstinence-only funds. But the present portrait — flat funding and 25 states refusing funds — is very different.

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