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Treating Teenagers as People: The Debate Over Adolescent Medical Privacy

Medical privacy are ill-defined and need to be clarified, to protect teenage health.

A parent’s freakout over the possibility that her teenage daughter might talk to a doctor without a parent present is an important reminder that adolescent rights to medical privacy are ill-defined and need to be clarified, to protect teenage health.

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Combating The Sexualization of Girls…The Right Way

Two movements this year have sought to combat the “sexualization of young girls.”  But one of them is not like the other.

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Get Real: Age 13 and “100%” Ready for Sex?

Just. Slow. Down. You keep saying you just don’t know about all of this. That’s okay: you don’t have to know. But do yourself a favor and don’t put yourself in a position where you have to.

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Sex, Culture and Human Rights: An African Leader Breaks the Silence

An African leader breaks the silence on sex, culture, and human rights, and asserts that Africans together need to foster a generation of young people that is empowered with knowledge, and that values such as honesty, responsibility and service, in order to make safe and responsible choices about their sexuality.

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