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There Really Isn’t Any Bad News for People Who Like to Masturbate

A recent Maxim article warned readers that masturbation may be harmful in the long wrong if they do it too often or the wrong way. Thankfully, the article is based on pseudoscience and misunderstandings—there is no reason to stop the activity.

A recent Maxim article warned readers that masturbation may be harmful in the long wrong if they do it too often or the wrong way. Thankfully, the article is based on pseudoscience and misunderstandings—there is no reason to stop the activity.

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We’re Letting Schools Off the Hook on Sex Education

A report from the CDC shows that schools are failing to teach about STI and pregnancy prevention. But even if they were, students would still be left in the dark about many important issues.

A report from the CDC shows that schools are failing to teach about STI and pregnancy prevention. But even if they were, students would still be left in the dark about many important issues.

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This Week in Sex: Sweden Brings Tampons to Life Through Puppetry

This week, researchers confirm sexually transmitted Ebola, a survey finds Europeans women most likely to cheat, and Swedish TV tries to destigmatize sex using tampon puppets and singing penises.

This week, researchers confirm sexually transmitted Ebola, a survey finds Europeans women most likely to cheat, and Swedish TV tries to destigmatize sex using tampon puppets and singing penises.

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California Schools Required to Teach Comprehensive Sex Ed in 2016

A new law, signed by Governor Jerry Brown early this month, will make California’s sex education among the most comprehensive in the country as it mandates that all schools address topics in ways that are accurate, unbiased, and affirming of LGBTQ students and families.

The new law spells out what young people across the state must learn and includes information about “sexual harassment, sexual assault, adolescent relationship abuse, intimate partner violence, and sex trafficking.”

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New Billboards Bring Messages to Empower and Inspire Black Community

Our goal is to refocus the dialogue about Black women's reproductive health decisions back to the real conditions of our lives. Conditions which, if unmet, leave us vulnerable in many instances, with abortion as a choice we have been forced into.

Our goal is to refocus the dialogue about Black women’s reproductive health decisions back to the real conditions of our lives. Conditions which, if unmet, leave us vulnerable in many instances, with abortion as a choice we have been forced into.

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South Carolina Mom Shows Homophobic Sex Education Isn’t a Thing of the Past

A mom in South Carolina was shocked to learn that what young people in her state hear about homosexuality in schools is biased, intolerant, and downright homophobic. But her state is not alone: At least eight states have laws that require teachers to present biased information about same-sex relationships.

A mom in South Carolina was shocked to learn that what young people in her state hear about homosexuality in schools is biased, intolerant, and downright homophobic. But her state is not alone: At least eight states have laws that require teachers to present biased information about same-sex relationships.

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Illegal Abortion Is a Maternal Health Crisis

On Monday, the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion, we at Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands (PPGNHI) are reminded that legal abortion is critical to improving maternal health and reducing maternal mortality around the world.

On Monday, the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion, we at Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands (PPGNHI) are reminded that legal abortion is critical to improving maternal health and reducing maternal mortality around the world.

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Family Planning, Sex Education Resources Could Empower Marginalized Groups—So What Gives?

If we truly want to improve pregnancy rates and health outcomes of low-income women and women of color, we need to provide both family planning resources and comprehensive sexual health education in communities and to stop the criminalization of women of color’s pregnancies.

If we truly want to improve pregnancy rates and health outcomes of low-income women and women of color, we need to provide both family planning resources and comprehensive sexual health education in communities and to stop the criminalization of women of color’s pregnancies.

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Report: Texas Latinas ‘Disproportionately’ Harmed by 2015 Legislature

The 2015 session was the first in which Texas Latinas officially organized through NLIRH to lobby lawmakers directly on their own behalf at the capitol.

The report, part of NLIRH and CRR’s Nuestro Texas series, details lawmakers’ efforts to reduce access to reproductive cancer screenings, increase restrictions on abortion care for immigrant Texans and minors, and further militarize the border.

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House Republicans Sneak Sex-Ed Restriction Into ‘No Child Left Behind’ Rewrite

Republicans want to ban funding for sex education programs that "normalize teen sexual activity as an expected behavior."

Republicans want to ban funding for sex education programs that “normalize teen sexual activity as an expected behavior.”

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