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Top Ten Wins For Women’s Health in 2007

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.

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RealTime: Teen Birth Rate Rises

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.

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RealTime: Report Says No to Ab-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.

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Back to School: Lessons from the Sex Ed Crowd

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.

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Iowa May Lose Funding for Abstinence Education

Iowa must mesh its state sexuality education guidelines with federal mandates.

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Missouri’s Sex Ed Follow Federal Government Guidelines

In Missouri, the only sex education allowed is the inaccurate information that follows federal government guidelines.

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Illinois Sex Ed: Funding for Lies, Not Information

The most effective sexuality education curricula in Illinois get no federal or state funding.

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Back to School Means Back to Work for Congress

The future of federal funding for abstinence-only education.

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