April 9, 2015 - 5:50 pm
A bill to eliminate the personal belief exemption to vaccines passed out of committee on Wednesday despite protesters who argued that vaccines are unsafe and should not be mandatory.
April 9, 2015 - 12:23 pm
In an online letter posted on Wednesday, the White House threw its support behind state efforts to ban so-called conversion therapy for LGBTQ minors.
April 9, 2015 - 11:05 am
By respecting our daughter’s wishes when she asks us to stop tickling her, my husband and I are modeling other correct behavior as well: We’re establishing, early on, the need to give and obtain consent when it comes to control of one’s own body.
April 6, 2015 - 3:25 pm
A group of North Carolina legislators want the state’s already restrictive sexuality education rules to leave out information about emergency contraception.
March 27, 2015 - 1:30 pm
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence this week declared a public health emergency for Scott County, a rural part of the state that has seen an alarming number of new HIV cases in the past few months, all of which have been among injection drug users.
March 26, 2015 - 3:36 pm
A new Arkansas bill mentions abstinence explicitly while avoiding any direct mention of contraception—suggesting that state lawmakers are kidding themselves about the behavior of college students.
March 26, 2015 - 9:05 am
This week, research suggests the keys to more and/or better sex may be different for some men and women.
March 24, 2015 - 12:30 pm
It’s been two years since the FDA made certain types of emergency contraception available without a prescription to women of all ages, but Indian Health Service has yet to update its policy.
March 24, 2015 - 10:12 am
Some California lawmakers want to make sure that students learn about sexual assault before they graduate high school. At the least, affirmative-consent education can be a good catalyst for making people think about the way rape culture permeates our daily lives.
March 20, 2015 - 5:09 pm
A cluster of cases on the West Coast in which syphilis has infected patients’ eyes, and in some instances caused blindness, should serve to remind us that even curable STDs can cause serious complications.