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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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New Study Offers No Support for Abstinence-until-Marriage Programs

Even though a recent sex education study does suggest that, an abstinence message can work under certain circumstances, it does nothing to support the type of programs that were funded under the Bush administration.

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Ab-Only May Help PreTeens Delay Sex

Research released this week on an “abstinence-only” program for young, urban African American preteens found success in delaying sex for up to 24 months, but does not support the failed ab-only-until-marriage programs of the Bush era.

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