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It Shouldn’t Take a Chlamydia ‘Epidemic’ in Texas to Make Us Care About Teens’ Sexual Health

It was an outrageous—and ultimately false—story of 20 teens in a small high school in Texas having chlamydia that finally got media outlets to discuss whether kids need medically accurate information.

It was an outrageous—and ultimately false—story of 20 teens in a small high school in Texas having chlamydia that finally got media outlets to discuss whether kids need medically accurate information.

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College Pregnancy Prevention Programs Need to Go Beyond Abstinence

A new Arkansas bill mentions abstinence explicitly while avoiding any direct mention of contraception—suggesting that state lawmakers are kidding themselves about the behavior of college students.

A new Arkansas bill mentions abstinence explicitly while avoiding any direct mention of contraception—suggesting that state lawmakers are kidding themselves about the behavior of college students.

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Anti-Sex Ed Curriculum Makes the List: Don’t Blame Obama, Blame the System

A recently updated list of federally approved “evidence-based” teen pregnancy prevention programs has been causing a stir. Rather than blaming Obama for this, we’d all do better to recognize that it was the result of a fundamentally flawed system sorely in need of review and repair.

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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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Did Abstinence-Only Ideology Create a Bully Generation?

Abstinence-only programs, with their emphasis on purity, marriage, and heterosexuality, create hostile environments that perpetuate the growth of rule-enforcing bullies, one slut-shaming, homophobic class at a time.

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New York’s Universal Comprehensive Sex Ed Mandate: The Radical Notion Our Kids Might Learn Facts

For decades, students’ likelihood of receiving sex ed in NYC public schools has come down to the luck of the draw. New York City’s universal standard for sex education, announced in August, seeks to put an end to the loose patchwork of programs across the city. But the usual suspects are using fear-mongering and falsehoods to push their agenda of ignorance.

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Elected Officials Speak Out Against NYC’s Sex Ed Mandate

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-East Shore/Brooklyn). Image Source.

Calling the program “graphic and explicit,” three local politicians spoke out yesterday against the city’s sex ed mandate at a protest rally (or maybe it was just a press conference) in Brooklyn.

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Spewing Misinformation and Ideology, A New York Times Op-Ed Spreads Unfounded Fears About Sex Ed

An op-ed in today’s New York Times preys on parents fears about sex ed but a closer look shows that it is not as much about sexuality education as it is an overt example of how far the socially conservative agenda is pervading all aspects of our culture.

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New York Anti-Choice Group Decries Abortion Rate While Opposing Sex Ed and Family Planning

A right-wing group affiliated with the Catholic Church hierarchy is advocating against New York City Mayor Bloomberg’s new sex-ed mandate while also opposing access to family planning services and decrying the city’s abortion rate.

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How HIV-Positive Women Drove a Grassroots Campaign for NYC’s Sex-Ed Mandate

Earlier this week, New York City announced that all public middle and high schools must provide a semester of sex education in 6th or 7th grade, and again in 9th or 10th grade. HIV-positive women worked for several years to make this happen.

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