From new commitments to sex education programs to progress on securing a women’s right to abortion, these ten developments show that women’s health was a priority concern in 2007, and will continue to require our attention and dedication in 2008.
For the first time since 1991, teen birth rates in the United States rose last year, interrupting a 14 year steady decline. The findings add fuel to the fire that started several months ago with the release of the Mathematica report detailing the failure of abstinence-only programs.
House Democrats increased funding for abstinence-only programs last week just in time for a new non-partisan report that reveals abstinence-only programs are not effective at reducing teen pregnancy and STD rates.
In our “Back to School” series, our correspondents analyze the future of sexuality education funding, look at the effects of federal abstinence-only policies in the states, and tell true-life tales of the sex ed classroom. It's all right here.
Iowa must mesh its state sexuality education guidelines with federal mandates.
In Missouri, the only sex education allowed is the inaccurate information that follows federal government guidelines.
The most effective sexuality education curricula in Illinois get no federal or state funding.
The future of federal funding for abstinence-only education.