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After Years of Decline, Teen Pregnancy and Births Back on the Rise

Why are we seeing an uptick in teen pregnancy and teen births after years of decline? More sex and less contraception, the policy wars of the past 8 years and the failure to fund effective programs are among the reasons behind this reversal in trends.

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An Investment with a Guaranteed Return

There are few investment opportunities, especially in the current time, that guarantee a return. An investment in young people and teen pregnancy prevention can do exactly that.

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Adolescent Pregnancy Must Become a Priority for All Americans

Every day, more than 2,000 girls in America, age 15-19, give birth – in the wealthiest, most educated nation in the world! Neither you nor I should accept this statistic.

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Getting Real About the REAL Act

A disease prevention model of sexuality education does little to address the real issues that young people face on a daily basis.

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Roundup: British Sex Ed to Start in Kindergarten

British sex ed to start in kindergarten; Indiana abortion bill gains provision that would actually help women – so antis oppose it; Minnesota protects public funding for abortion; Bonnie Erbe on the YouTube trap.

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Real Parents Want Real Sex Ed

My daughter could only get extra credit in health class if I signed a release form for her to participate in an abstinence-only program.

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A Closer Look at Utopia: Strengths and Weaknesses of Sex Ed in Sweden

Imagine this: Sweden’s school-based sexuality education is so strong that a yearly national youth poll shows that the majority of young people report that they get the best information on contraception and STIs from school.

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Bill O’Reilly’s “Best Friends”

Bill O’Reilly gives a D.C.-based abstinence-only advocate a platform to spout false talking points about sexuality education.

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Addressing Sexual Violence through Sexuality Education

Parents and teachers need to have lots of difficult conversations about sex with their teens, where the “right” answer isn’t clear.

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State Trends: Abortion, Personhood, Sex Ed and STIs

With the legislative year well underway, laws to establish fetal personhood, mandating medically accurate sex ed, and treating partners for STIs are on the move.

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