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Let’s Try This One More Time: Bill to Eliminate Ab-Only Funding Introduced (Again)

Legislation introduced this week would kill Title V abstinence-only-until-marriage funding originally allowed to expire in 2009 only to be resurrected in health reform legislation. 

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Abstinence-Only Education Offers Nothing But an “F”

I’ve taught young women who thought drinking a certain brand of soda pop would prevent HIV/AIDS infection and who were convinced that certain forms of birth control caused permanent sterilization.

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Roundup: What Are Teens Really Learning In Sex Education Classes?

What teens are – and are not – learning about in sex education classes, plus what we should all learn about pornography.

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Roundup: Clinic Violence, Clinic Closure, and Abstinence Ed Tries Self-Funding

A plot to bomb a women’s clinic is discovered, one of Missouri’s two clinics can’t provide abortions for a month, and abstinence education groups get to get the raise money to get government funds.

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Roundup: A Labor Day Salute To Labor

For Labor Day, we look at birth in Ghana, racial disparities in the U.S. and what constitutes “sex ed” in Utah.

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Back To School: The Politics of Sex Education in the States

A roundup of sex ed news as students across the country head back into the classroom.

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Teaching Evolution Causes Teen Pregnancy???

What are the real dangers of teaching evolution in school?  According to Colorado Right to Life spokesperson Bob Enyart, it will make teens get pregnant.

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Bristol and Levi, Together Forever?

For those of us on the blue side of the divide, theoretically if not geographically, the Palin family saga reminds us that we’re not just fighting an abortion war, but we’re up against an entire way of life built on a deep foundation of contradiction.

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Sex Shaming and the Rhythm Method

The CDC has found that the share of teenage girls who use the rhythm method as birth control (at least some of the time) jumped from 11 percent in 2002 to 17 percent in 2008. 

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Roundup: Oklahoma Goes Round and Round While South Carolina Is Stuck

Oklahoma is playing the veto game for a fourth time, South Carolina is stuck in the mud on abortion, and Canada teaches the U.S. some lessons about reducing teen pregnancy.

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