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Roundup: Teens Promise Not to Have Sex, Except When They Do

Revealing clothes are supposed to help you stay a virgin, and more things that make you go “huh?”

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Roundup: The Good and Bad Work Done In the States

This morning’s roundup is about state legislation and some of good and bad bills currently being debated in statehouses around the country.

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Sex Ed in Mississippi: Why ‘Just Wait’ Just Doesn’t Work

Poor sexual health outcomes in Mississippi are the result of a state that continues to invest scarce funds in failed abstinence-only programs, leaving young people without the information and services they need to protect themselves.

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Appropriations Bill Ends Abstinence-Only Funding, Increases Family Planning

There was a lot of good news packed into the 2010 Omnibus Appropriations bill which was passed by Congress over the weekend. For the first time ever, Congress eliminated all dedicated funding for abstinence-only sex education programs.

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Abortion as a consequence of lack of contraceptive education

Since abstinence is all that young adolescents and adults are sometimes exposed to, they lack the education that prepares them against the adverse effects of sexual intercourse, including STD’s and unintended pregnancy.

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Abstinence Only: Back So Soon?

I thought we all decided that abstinence only education doesn’t work.
And I don’t mean “we” as in the pro-choice reproductive rights community—I mean students, teachers, parents, school boards, and even
the president. But I guess some members of congress didn’t get the memo.

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What Does Perry Want?




Recently, Governor Perry co-signed a letter
with four other governors to Senators Baucus and Grassley, requesting that
Title V abstinence-only until marriage federal funding be reinstated.

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Focus on the Family Still Doesn’t Understand Abortion

Not surprisingly, Focus
on the Family doesn’t support the one thing that would help reduce the number
of abortions in this country – comprehensive sex education.

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What sex ed do you recommend when a teen’s had, well, nothing?

How do you answer the questions of a 14-year-old who’s had her period for a year but still doesn’t know where it comes from? And where can you send a teen who’s only sex ed has come from her private Christian school?

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Sexual Health Ignorance Comes From Above

How long is sex education going to be marginalized, hindered, or just ignored?

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