After years of controversy, sex education will now be mandatory in Hawaii schools just as data suggests recent efforts to improve sex ed have worked to reduce teen pregnancy and abortion rates.
Although strong policies provide important backing for schools’ decisions about curricula, they do not automatically translate into implementation at the classroom level.
It was an outrageous—and ultimately false—story of 20 teens in a small high school in Texas having chlamydia that finally got media outlets to discuss whether kids need medically accurate information.
What will it take to get people to recognize not just the racial disparity in death rates but the disparity in concern over U.S. Black women’s health and lives?
Pointing out gender stereotypes in abstinence-only curricula got law professor Nina Pillard, who was nominated to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, in trouble with the Senate Judiciary Committee, but it’s something we should talk about more often.
A presentation in Tennessee made headlines after a student recorded the inaccurate, misleading, and extremely biased information presented in his high school class. Here’s what was said, and what’s wrong with the presentation.
Federally funded crisis pregnancy centers bring mazes, game shows, and questionable health information to teens.
The language in a new abstinence-only bill that passed the Tennessee senate demonstrates the profound misunderstanding of sexual realities that guides the anti-choice movement.
A high school teacher speaks out about the pressing need for sexuality education among her students, who are literally begging for accurate information so they can make responsible decisions.
A 911 came out today from SIECUS to call and demand ab-only funding be removed from the 2012 Appropriations Bill. I have cut and pasted the call to action at the end of this email. Meanwhile, read up on why ab-only is so bad; I do the research so you don’t have to!