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Illinois Governor Signs New Sex Education Law, But Some Abstinence-Only Proponents Say They Aren’t Worried

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed a bill Wednesday to punish any physician in the state who is found to perform sex-selective abortions.

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn recently signed a law requiring all schools in the state that teach sex education to include accurate information about birth control and STDs. This is quite a change from the current state law, which emphasizes abstinence, still, many are saying that schools—even those who use abstinence-only curricula—will not have to change much.

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In Kansas, Employees of Abortion Providers Not Allowed to Volunteer at Schools

The bill would prevent anyone who works for an abortion provider from volunteering at their child’s school.

It distresses me that anti-choice politics could threaten my relationship with at-risk middle school students.

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Sex Education in South Carolina Still Failing 25 Years After Passage of Comprehensive Law

(MPB Online)

South Carolina was ahead of the curve in adopting a mandate for health education, which includes a reproductive health component, in 1988. A new report suggests, however, that 25-years later many school districts aren’t following the mandate and students are still not getting the education they should. 

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Sexual Health Roundup: Arousal Helps Us Forget that Sex Can be Gross

A new survey shows women underestimate their risk of pregnancy and don’t know enough about contraception; research out of the Netherlands finds arousal helps us get past the “ickiness” factor in sex; and schools in Texas broaden their approach to sex ed. 

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Clovis School District: Sex Education that Gets an “F”

California state law mandates that sexual health education in public schools be comprehensive, medically accurate, science-based, and bias-free. So why are Clovis Unified High Schools teaching teens from a book that makes no mention of condoms, even in chapters about HIV/AIDS and on preventing STDs and unintended pregnancy?

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Sexual Health Roundup: Blacks, Latinos Support Contraception; Mississippi Chooses Failed Sex Ed Programs

New poll finds African Americans and Latinos support broad access to contraception and sex education; Mississippi school districts overwhelmingly choose failed sex ed.

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Wisconsin Set to Overturn Healthy Youth Act in Favor of Abstinence-Only Programming

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The change would effectively open the floodgates for abstinence only programs to implement curricula in Wisconsin if a school board so chooses.

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Roundup: What Are Teens Really Learning In Sex Education Classes?

What teens are – and are not – learning about in sex education classes, plus what we should all learn about pornography.

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Back To School: With Sights on White House, Pawlenty Sacrifices Minnesota Teens

Aspiring to be the next Republican nominee for President, Governor Tim Pawlenty puts political aspirations over helping Minnesota children grow up healthier and safer.

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Another Anti-Choice Hypocrisy: Freedom of Speech and Sex Education On Our Terms or Not At All

Why do same people who condemn sex education in elementary schools also tend to support anti-choice displays in those same classrooms?

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