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Where Are All the LGBTQ-Inclusive Sex Ed Books?

About 9 percent of teenagers identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or questioning; as many as six million Americans have an LGBT-identified parent. Yet when I reached out for recommendations on more diverse sex ed books aimed at adolescents, there were few options to be found.

About 9 percent of teenagers identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or questioning; as many as six million Americans have an LGBT-identified parent. Yet when I reached out for recommendations on more diverse sex ed books aimed at adolescents, there were few options to be found.

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Wyoming Teen Birth Rate Shrinks as Access to Sex Education Grows

The state's teen birth rate has decreased for six consecutive years, and state officials cite access to sex education and reproductive health care as the primary reasons for the steady progress.

The state’s teen birth rate has decreased for six consecutive years, and state officials cite access to sex education and reproductive health care as the primary reasons for the steady progress.

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Pediatricians Group Advocates for Greater Condom Access for Teens

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The American Academy of Pediatrics released a statement Monday arguing that all barriers to condom access for teens should be removed because increased availability increases use—but does not increase sexual activity.

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Why Don’t More People Care About Black Maternal Deaths?

In September, 19-year-old Ayaanah Gibson (above) bled to death in her Benedict College dorm room after delivering a stillborn child.

What will it take to get people to recognize not just the racial disparity in death rates but the disparity in concern over U.S. Black women’s health and lives?

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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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Louie Gohmert Says We Don’t Need Sex Ed Because Our Ancestors Didn’t Have It

Sorry Rep. Gohmert (pictured above), but just because we didn’t teach sex education 200 years ago or even 20 years ago does not mean we shouldn’t teach it today.

Sorry Louie Gohmert, but just because we didn’t teach sex education 200 years ago or even 20 years ago does not mean we shouldn’t teach it today.

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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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Native American Youth Work To Prevent STDs Through Peer Education

Young Native American women at The Gathering of Nations, the largest Native American Pow Wow in North America, taking place at the University of New Mexico on April 24, 2010 in Albuquerque.

As a young person from the same Native American communities as my students, I find it more and more culturally relevant that our younger generation educate each other.

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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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How to Help Youth Develop Healthy Attitudes Toward Sex

Early conversations help shape healthy attitudes and knowledge about STDs and sexual health.

When discussing STDs, it’s important to take a proactive approach, because early conversations help shape healthy attitudes and knowledge about STDs and sexual health. That’s especially true for youth.

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