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In Kansas, Employees of Abortion Providers Not Allowed to Volunteer at Schools

The bill would prevent anyone who works for an abortion provider from volunteering at their child’s school.

It distresses me that anti-choice politics could threaten my relationship with at-risk middle school students.

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Want Extra Credit? Submit to Guilt, Shame and Misinformation

My daughter could only get extra credit if she attended an abstinence-only-until-marriage program. And despite dozens of my phone calls, the school board doesn’t care.

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The Never-Ending Juggling Act

Young mothers who struggle to stay in school need more support and resources to continue their education.

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In Africa, Menstruation Can Be a Curse

Menstruation is perhaps one of the most ordinary individual female experiences but, in sub-Saharan Africa, the experience often impacts society as a whole negatively due to the absence of clean water, sanitation, and products to cope with menstrual flow.

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Teen Moms and False Intimations of Tragedy

While Will Okun — and a lot of other well-meaning folks — see young motherhood as “tragic” and “irresponsible,” for working-class teenage mothers it is often a considerable accomplishment.

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Portland School Birth Control Controversy

The Portland School Committee voted 7-2 on Wednesday night to allow the health clinic at King Middle School to provide prescription birth control to students.

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Back to School: Lessons from the Sex Ed Crowd

In our “Back to School” series, our correspondents analyze the future of sexuality education funding, look at the effects of federal abstinence-only policies in the states, and tell true-life tales of the sex ed classroom. It's all right here.

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Iowa May Lose Funding for Abstinence Education

Iowa must mesh its state sexuality education guidelines with federal mandates.

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Illinois Sex Ed: Funding for Lies, Not Information

The most effective sexuality education curricula in Illinois get no federal or state funding.

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Missouri’s Sex Ed Follow Federal Government Guidelines

In Missouri, the only sex education allowed is the inaccurate information that follows federal government guidelines.

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