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Rick Perry: “Abstinence Works”

Presidential wannabee Texas Gov. Rick Perry says if abstinence doesn’t work, maybe it’s not being “taught right.”

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“Your Girlfriend Is Used Tape” and Other Abstinence Lines

Helpful talking points from the WAIT abstinence education program in Colorado.

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Grandma Sarah May Want to Rethink Her Position on Sex Education

Sarah Palin’s son Track is expecting a baby his new wife and it looks like the baby was conceived before their May wedding.  With two children experiencing pregnancies outside of marriage and three children at home, maybe it’s time for the Palin’s to rethink sex education.

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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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