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Will Ab-Only Retire With Obey?

The nation’s capitol is swirling today with talk of the impending retirement of another veteran lawmaker, David Obey (D-Wisc.). His retirement could have major implications for reproductive health issues in the House.

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Pennsylvania House Education Committee Approves Comprehensive Sex Ed

Pennsylvania legislature takes a first step in passing mandatory age appropriate comprehensive sex ed in the state’s public schools.

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Separate and Uninformed: Discrimination Against Pregnant and Young Latina Mothers in California Schools

A new report by California Latinas for Reproductive Justice reveals that pregnant and parenting young Latinas face systemic discrimination in educational institutions and lack social supports in their communities.

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On the Pill’s 50th Birthday, We’re Still Fighting for Sex Ed

Why, in a world of countless birth control pills, the ring, the patch, implants, and condoms for women and men, do people still get pregnant unintentionally? Because there are a lot of people rooting against them.

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Get Real! How Can I Stop Feeling So Guilty About Having Sex?

I’m 23 and was raised Christian and sex has always made me feel guilty.  I got married a year ago and now can’t enjoy sex at all. Am I being punished for having sex before marriage? Should I just accept a life without sex?

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Roundup: Teen Age Pregnancy, Don’t Do It!

Britain has seen a reduction in teen pregnancies, but is it good enough?  And a mini miracle roundup.

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Congressional Quarterly Calls Holland “Serious Contender” Against Brownback

CQ Politics has moved its rating of ultra-conservative U.S. Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS), the leading contender to date, from Safe Republican to Likely Republican in response to the entry of a strong Democratic candidate.

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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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Comprehensive Sex Ed for the Comprehensively Celibate

As someone who was all but completely celibate throughout high school–not at all by conscious choice–I found the lack of information among sexually active teens, and the politicization of teen sex very frustrating.

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Covering It All: Don’t Neglect Condoms for Prevention

Condoms are affordable, easy to use with the proper instruction, and extraordinarily effective in preventing both STDs, including HIV, and pregnancy if used consistently and correctly. Why aren’t more of us using them?

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