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Guns and Genitals: Sex-Ed Montana Style

Many of the same states that resist comprehensive sex ed also have loose laws for gun ownership.  Gun-rights advocates maintain that straight-forward education is the best way to keep kids safe. So why do we treat sex ed differently?

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Why Are We Still Funding Abstinence-Only Programming?

I’m at the International AIDS Conference in Vienna and I’m wondering why the Obama Administration is still funding failed Bush Administration “prevention” programs?

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Gay Slurs, Erotic Art: Sex Ed and Christianity in Montana

In Helena, Montana, educators are trying to implement comprehensive sex education.  But the curriculum has spurred furious right-wing opposition, and false claims about the content.

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No News on Teen Sex (But Only Because We’re Asking the Wrong Questions)

It’s time to stop looking at the share of teens who’ve had sex as an indicator that needs to go down every year and accept that about half of all teens aren’t going to have sex and half are.

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Weekly Pulse: Prostate Health is Girly and Other Health Care Paradoxes

This week’s health care news was full of mind-bending paradoxes:  Prostate health is girly, abstinence-only education works through  failure, “principled” libertarian Rand Paul would protect all-white  lunch counters but ban private abortion clinics, and more

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Of The Catholic Church, Censorship and High-School Sex

What, if any, responsibility does the Catholic Church have to adapt to the realities of a contemporary society when it comes to sex-ed and contraception, especially when the health and potentially life of students are at risk?

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The C-Word In Sex-Ed

A Catholic high school in Seattle censors a student-written article on religion, sex-ed and Catholicism.

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The “Hocus Pocus” of Pregnancy and STI Prevention

A new report reveals that young adults are relying on magical thinking and misperceptions about contraception to the detriment of their well-being.

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Minnesota Faces Crisis of Sexually Transmitted Infections

To say that Minnesota is in a state of crisis when it comes to sexually transmitted infections is like saying sure, it gets a little cold here in the winter.

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We’d Like a Refund on Those Purity Rings

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