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Just Sign No: More Evidence Virginity Pledges Don’t Work

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.

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.

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CPAC Come-Ons: Sexual Culture at the Nation’s Largest Conservative Conference

“Everybody knows that guy who swings by and puts his arm around the girl who wants nothing to do with him."

One university student CPAC attendee said that there is definitely “a culture of a bunch of creepy guys” at the conference—young guys, he clarified. “Everybody knows that guy who swings by and puts his arm around the girl who wants nothing to do with him.”

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College Women, Don’t Listen to Marriage Concern Trolls

Viral letter telling young women to get married in college is now being turned into a book, but that doesn't make her "advice" any less nutty.

Susan Patton may be the only person in the history of the world to get a book deal by being a crank who writes nutty letters to the editor. Her viral letter telling young women to get married in college is now being turned into a book, but that doesn’t make her “advice” any less nutty.

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A Teen to Obama on Emergency Contraception: Stop Patronizing Me

The Center for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit Thursday arguing the state's age and proof-of-identification requirements violate the state's constitution.

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?

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The Snake Oil Salesman: Author of Heritage Foundation Immigration Report Touted Failed Ab-Only Policies

No amount of spin can change the fact that the Heritage Foundation and Robert Rector were selling snake oil then, and are selling snake oil now.

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.

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The Problem With “Purity”

Purity balls aren’t as widespread a phenomenon as first assumed, but that doesn’t mean the problem with the idea of “purity” isn’t an issue. Purity pledges and purity rings still abound in large numbers, and the smuggle ideas that are bad for people’s mental and physical health.

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Utah Lawmaker Proposes Sex Ed for Parents (For All the Wrong Reasons)

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.    

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Ideological Crisis Pregnancy Centers Receiving Hundreds of Thousands in Federal Funding

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Federally funded crisis pregnancy centers bring mazes, game shows, and questionable health information to teens.

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Marriage Promotion for Eighth Graders: Even Among Abstinence-Only Programs, Heritage Keepers Stands Out

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. 

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New Funding Bill Brings Back Abstinence-Only-Programs While Slashing the CDC’s Budget

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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.

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