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Roundup: Abstinence-Motivational Speaker Shuts Down Sex Ed Class in Nashville

One parent makes a complaint about a Nashville school’s voluntary sex education class which leads to it being shut down. One detail: the parent just happens to be an a motivational speaker on abstinence.

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Sex Education is not “Teaching Sex for Pleasure”

Lon Newman, executive director of Family Planning Health Services in Central Wisconsin responds to Juneau County District Attorney Scott Southworth’s recent assertion that teaching sex ed is “advocating” for teen sex.

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Roundup: Wisconsin DA Threatens To Arrest Sex Ed Teachers

Imagine your school district got a letter from the district attorney threatening to arrest and charge teachers for teaching a curriculum approved by the state legislature for contributing to the “delinquency of a minor.” That’s exactly what happened in Wisconsin.

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(VIDEO) The Ab-Only Sex-Ed Zombie Can Be Killed!

Last summer, the $50 million-a-year federal Title V abstinence-only-until-marriage grant program died a quiet death, only to come back to life, zombie-like, in the healthcare reform bill.

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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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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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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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