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Abstinence-Only Speaker Makes Kids Cry—Then Fight Back

“Many students felt uncomfortable with her outright condemnation of any and everyone who has ever had premarital sexual contact.”

Abstinence-only-until-marriage speaker Pam Stenzel presented her message of shame to the wrong students last week. Many are complaining that her speech was “slut-shaming” and at least one is filing a complaint with the ACLU.

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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: 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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Ab-Only Programs: What Part of “They Don’t Work” Is Hard to Understand?

Over 80 percent of ab-only curricula provides misleading, medically inaccurate information about contraception and sex, yet the Senate finance committee voted to fund these programs. What part of “they don’t work” is hard to understand?

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Roundup: Obama’s Abortion Pledge to the Pope

Obama’s Abortion Pledge to the Pope; George Bush’s Failed Sex Education Plan; Television as a Form of Contraception

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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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Obama Does More For Women’s Health Pre-Inauguration Than Bush In 8 Years

President Elect Obama has already made clear his intention to re-establish the United States has a reproductive health global leader by committing to some key policies.

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