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The New Health Reform Law: Pros and Cons for Reproductive Health

For the nation’s consumers and providers of reproductive health care, and for advocates of reproductive health and rights, the healthcare reform legislation just enacted is something of a mixed bag.

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Let’s Talk About Sex, Says New Religious Institute Report

Encouraging spiritual leaders and congregations to promote open, factual discussions on sex, sexuality and social justice is the focus of a new report by the Religious Institute.

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The Sex Ed Bait and Switch

Abstinence-only-until-marriage proponents hope that by misrepresenting the recent study on abstinence education they can continue getting funding for programs that have nothing in common with the single one that’s been proven effective.

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Roundup: The Good and Bad Work Done In the States

This morning’s roundup is about state legislation and some of good and bad bills currently being debated in statehouses around the country.

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UPDATED: Time to Turn the Lights on in Wisconsin Schools

A broad coalition of medical and social service groups supports passage of the Healthy Youth Act in Wisconsin. But a minority is using coercive tactics and misinformation to kill a bill that would fund desperately-needed services.

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In Missouri, Advocates Remain on Red Alert

In Missouri, advocates are preparing for another round of attacks on reproductive health care while dealing with the fall out from anti-choice legislation passed in previous sessions.

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Ending the Epidemic of Sexually Transmitted Infections Starts with Talking

An epidemic of sexually transmitted infections in the U.S. disproportionately affects blacks, youth, gays and the poor. Talking openly about sex is the first step in prevention.

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They’re Baaaaaack: Abstinence-Only Programs Rely on Scare Tactics and Humiliation to Spread Misinformation

On October 15th, 2009, SIECUS – the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States – held our seventh annual Back to School briefing on Capitol Hill. We use this moment to remind policymakers that a “just say no” approach is failing our kids.

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National Sex Ed Call-In Day: Make Your Voice Heard

October is Sex Ed Month of Action and a coalition of groups has joined together to tell Congress it’s time for the federal government to get REAL about sex education. Will your voice be heard?

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Abortion as a consequence of lack of contraceptive education

Since abstinence is all that young adolescents and adults are sometimes exposed to, they lack the education that prepares them against the adverse effects of sexual intercourse, including STD’s and unintended pregnancy.

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