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North Carolina Sex Ed Bill Ends in Compromise

After months of negotiation and attempts at cooperation, North
Carolina’s state assembly is finally taking a step in the right
direction in regard to their policies on sexuality education.

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Back Down the Rabbit Hole: White House Confirms Abstinence-Only Programs May Still Receive Funding

Yesterday, the White House confirmed that under its plan to fund teen pregnancy prevention programs through community and faith-based programs, “some abstinence-only education could qualify.”

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Male Birth Control: Closer Than We Thought?

A male birth control product comes closer to approval for use in the United States.

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VIDEO: Meet America’s New Abstinence Clown

Keith Deltano is a “comedian” paid by abstinence-only programs to inculcate shame, fear, and misinformation.

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Now’s Our Chance to Cut Funding for Abstinence-Only Sex Ed!

Luckily, Barack Obama’s budget left out Title V funding for
abstinence-only education, and now the right wing is up in arms. And it’s going to the Senate Budget Committee today, so now it’s our turn to speak up.

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Take Action: Counter The Abstinence-Only Lobby

The National Abstinence Education Association is lobbying Congress today – despite the colossal failures of abstinence only programs. Send a letter to your Congress person asking them to defund abstinence only programs.

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VIDEO: Georgia Teens Want Real Sex-Ed

A dozen years and more than a billion dollars later, the federal government is still sinking funds into abstinence-only education, despite multiple studies from across the nation that prove it simply doesn’t work.

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Why Won’t Illinois Turn Down Abstinence-Only Money?

Why hasn’t Illinois turned down Title V abstinence-only money? Maybe because Illinois not only receives one of the largest chunks of abstinence-only funds, but it hosts two of the largest providers of the curricula.

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Roundup: Research for Sex Work, Candidates’ Judicial Philosophies

2008 edition of Research for Sex Work published; Wall Street Journal takes an in depth look at the candidates’ judicial philosophies; Supreme Court again rejects abortion poster case; Doctors walk fine line on teen pregnancy; NYC seeks to increase availability of EC for teens.

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Roundup: VIDEO: McCain Gets Testy in Defense of Sex Ed Ad

Video of a testy McCain defending his sex ed ad; Alaskan students band together for better sex ed; Britain’s Channel 4 plans sex ed show for teens; Investing in women pays high ROI; Utah GOP calls for abortion ban; Palin’s anti-abortion stance inspires donations to Planned Parenthood; and more.

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