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This Week in Sex: For Couples, Sex Once a Week Is Ideal for Happiness

This week, research shows that sex once a week helps with happiness, the Cleveland Clinic searches for women who want uterine transplants, and a Mississippi teacher is suspended when a student does a condom demonstration in class.

This week, research shows that sex once a week helps with happiness, the Cleveland Clinic searches for women who want uterine transplants, and a Mississippi teacher is suspended when a student does a condom demonstration in class.

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Colorado County That Nixed Planned Parenthood Grant Rejects Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program

Garfield County is eschewing a successful contraceptive program in favor of the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP), which focuses on “abstinence-focused comprehensive sexual health education.”

Garfield County is eschewing a successful contraceptive program in favor of the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP), which focuses on “abstinence-focused comprehensive sexual health education.”

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California Schools Required to Teach Comprehensive Sex Ed in 2016

A new law, signed by Governor Jerry Brown early this month, will make California’s sex education among the most comprehensive in the country as it mandates that all schools address topics in ways that are accurate, unbiased, and affirming of LGBTQ students and families.

The new law spells out what young people across the state must learn and includes information about “sexual harassment, sexual assault, adolescent relationship abuse, intimate partner violence, and sex trafficking.”

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Fancy Birth Control Technology Can’t Solve Everything

Apps to track contraceptive use are plentiful, often free or cheap, user-friendly, and undoubtedly helpful to some individuals. But that doesn’t mean that perfect birth control use is a forgone conclusion for everyone.

Apps to track contraceptive use are plentiful, often free or cheap, user-friendly, and undoubtedly helpful to some individuals. But that doesn’t mean that perfect birth control use is a forgone conclusion for everyone.

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House Republicans Sneak Sex-Ed Restriction Into ‘No Child Left Behind’ Rewrite

Republicans want to ban funding for sex education programs that "normalize teen sexual activity as an expected behavior."

Republicans want to ban funding for sex education programs that “normalize teen sexual activity as an expected behavior.”

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Sex Ed Mandatory in Hawaii Schools After Years of Misinformation

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.

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.

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California Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Ruling Underscores Need to Connect Policy to Practice

Although strong policies provide important backing for schools’ decisions about curricula, they do not automatically translate into implementation at the classroom level.

Although strong policies provide important backing for schools’ decisions about curricula, they do not automatically translate into implementation at the classroom level.

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It Shouldn’t Take a Chlamydia ‘Epidemic’ in Texas to Make Us Care About Teens’ Sexual Health

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.

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.

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Why Don’t More People Care About Black Maternal Deaths?

In September, 19-year-old Ayaanah Gibson (above) bled to death in her Benedict College dorm room after delivering a stillborn child.

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?

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Men Are From Mars, Women Don’t Want Sex: Abstinence-Only Curricula Rife With Gender Stereotypes

Gender stereotypes in abstinence-only curricula is something we should talk about more often.

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.

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