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The Time Has Come: Free Condoms in Every High School

Sex Week is coming to the University of Tennessee's Knoxville campus but some state legislators really, really wish it wasn't.

The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a new set of recommendations encouraging schools, parents, and communities to focus on destigmatizing condoms and making them more available to teenagers. What was once a radical idea is quickly becoming normalized.

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Tulsa School Board Votes to Test Sex Education in Eight Schools

The Tulsa school board voted Tuesday to institute a pilot sex education program in eight schools this year. This is believed to be the first time the district has addressed the topic of sex during the school year.

The Tulsa school board voted Tuesday to institute a pilot sex education program in eight schools this year. This is believed to be the first time the district has addressed the topic of sex during the school year.

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My So-Called Sex Education

There’s only so much a biology class could teach me about sexuality, and it didn’t tell me about sexual urges, attraction, or needs.

There’s only so much a biology class could teach me about sexuality, and it didn’t tell me about sexual urges, attraction, or needs.

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Las Vegas Review Journal’s Column Falsely Quotes Legislators to Mock Sex Ed Bill

Frederick claimed that the "Nevada girls are easy" quote comes from a news report by Reno Gazette-Journal's Ray Hager. However, Hager said in a tweet "That's Sherm's quote. I, or anyone I've quoted, did not say that"

Las Vegas Review Journal contributor Sherman Frederick penned a column claiming that state legislators are pushing a new bill seeking to bolster sex education in Nevada because they believe “Nevada girls are easy.”

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A View of a Classroom: The Role of Educators in STD Prevention

The Tulsa school board voted Tuesday to institute a pilot sex education program in eight schools this year. This is believed to be the first time the district has addressed the topic of sex during the school year.

Reducing STD rates takes education. Our youth have questions. We need to answer them.

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State Policy Trends 2013: Abortion Bans Move to the Forefront

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Unlike in recent years, when the thrust of legislative activity was on regulating abortion, this year legislators seem to be focusing on banning abortion outright.

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Sexual Health Roundup: Chlamydia Rates Up, Kindergarten Sex Ed, and Sex for Your Headache

Human pap smear showing chlamydia.

A look at how chlamydia rates are up, especially in women, how Chicago Public Schools may start sex education in kindergarten, and why “not tonight, honey, I have a headache” may not be a wise excuse for some.

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Superbowl Ads: Give Us 30 Seconds and We Will Give You Warped Messages About Sex, Gender, and Relationships

(Screenshot via the 2013 GoDaddy Superbowl commercial)

The Superbowl ads that set the sex education world all-a-twitter this year are pretty obvious and I am not the first to call them out.

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Is Better Access to Sex Ed and Contraceptive Methods Behind the Latest Significant Decline in Abortion Rates?

Does the decline in abortion rates indicate better reproductive health choices and outcomes for women? And if so, how do we continue to build on this success?

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Soy Poderosa Because I Am a Sex Ed Advocate

I am powerful because sharing my story helps fight for women’s health. Because of this, I advocate for the need of sexual health education and resources in public schools. 

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