A new study confirms that virginity pledges don’t work—that is, unless the young person signing them already has a high level of religious commitment.
Why would the Obama administration support such restrictions, which not only put the health and lives of young women at risk, but also further disable young women from taking control of our sexuality?
Marco Rubio said the Heritage Foundation’s work on immigration is “not a legitimate study.” He’s right. The author of the study, Robert Rector, has a long history of producing studies of questionable legitimacy.
Utah State Senator Stuart Reid (R-Ogden) is proposing legislation that would offer sexuality education to parents and then allow parents to choose whether their children receive similar education in school. Before you start applauding know that his ultimate goal is to see more young people “opted out” of sexuality education in Utah schools.
Federally funded crisis pregnancy centers bring mazes, game shows, and questionable health information to teens.
A closer look at Heritage Keepers. This ridiculous program that was just given the Obama administration’s seal of approval is clearly designed to promote marriage rather than educate young people or prevent pregnancy for that matter.
On Friday, the House passed an appropriations bill that once again proved it has become politically acceptable to throw the needs of adolescents under the bus. If passed, the bill will cut $10 million from the budget of CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health while resurrecting abstinence-only-until-marriage programs.
In 2007, Rick Perry signed an executive order mandating HPV vaccines for all girls entering the sixth grade. While he’s stood behind this decision for years, he began back-peddling as soon as he began running for president. While we may never know what Perry really thinks about HPV, STDs, and prevention, a close look at this issues shows us what he thinks about campaign contributions.
A new series of animated videos featuring content from actual abstinence-only-until-marriage curricula, programs, and lesson plans is being created to raise awareness and get youth involved.
Despite an increasingly progressive climate around sexual health education, Colorado’s abstinence-only-until-marriage industry continues to thrive, and continues to use dangerous and discriminatory approaches in reaching vulnerable youth.