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Anti-choice Politicians Beware: Large Majority Strongly Opposes Republican Leadership’s “Plans” for Women

A more than two-thirds majority of voters–including those who voted for Republican/Tea Party candidates in the November 2010 election–strongly oppose the House Republican leadership’s declaration of war on women.

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More Abstinence Only Sex Ed Leads to More Teen Pregnancies

Still waiting for emperical evidence that comprehensive sex ed reduces teen pregnancy?  Here you go.

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Sexual Health Education 101 Quiz

Public education is about education. In our public debate about sexual health education, what is most important is to respect public education’s core values of evidence, science and reason.

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A New “Mama-Grizzly” In Town? Christine O’Donnell’s Unlikely Win

Christine O’Donnell will be the Republican challenger in Delaware for Joe Biden’s Senate seat in November. But shrouded in dishonesty, lying over finances and spouting extremism, will O’Donnell be able to win over the rest of the state?

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Raising Expectations in the Rockies: Colorado’s Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Industry and the Imperative for Real Sex Ed

Despite an increasingly progressive climate around sexual health education, Colorado’s abstinence-only-until-marriage industry continues to thrive, and continues to use dangerous and discriminatory approaches in reaching vulnerable youth.

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Back To School: The Politics of Sex Education in the States

A roundup of sex ed news as students across the country head back into the classroom.

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Roundup: Is the Tide Changing on Comprehensive Sex Ed?

As more people are beginning to see the logic in preventing teen pregnancies and STIs, could the tide finally be changing on comprehensive sex ed?

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Teen Sex Doesn’t Mean Bad Grades, Says New Study

A new study concludes that teens who have sex in committed relationships are not suffering the fire-and-brimstone the religious right claim will befall young people who are sexually active. It’s the importance of the relationship that matters; not the sexual activity.

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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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