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Sexual Health Roundup: Teens Sext Despite Consequences and Research Sheds Hope and Doubt about HIV Cure

In this week’s sexual health round up: study finds that teens who know of the possible consequences are actually more likely to sext; traces of HIV found in the man who was thought to be cured of the virus by a bone marrow transplant; and a study in mice finds human breast milk may block the transmission of HIV.

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Punish First, Educate Later: South Carolina Lawmakers’ Approach to Teen Sexting is Backwards at Best

South Carolina lawmakers are set to look at laws that make sexting between minors a crime and they are not alone; 21 states took up sexting laws in 2011.  But in their rush to address this issue, too many states are punishing first and asking questions later. 

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Sex Education for Politicians—Weiner Edition

Congressman Anthony Weiner joins the long line of men in public office who have risked their families and careers for sexual indiscretions. Maybe it’s time for politicians to have a little sex ed. 

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Sexting and the Rush to Criminalize Sexual Expression

Lawmakers agree that sexting shouldn’t be handled by existing child pornography laws yet in their rush to change the rules, the possiblity of criminal prosecution remains.

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Roundup: Sen. Nelson Still Wants His Way on Health Care Bill

This morning it seems if Senator Ben Nelson doesn’t get his way on the issue of abortion coverage in the final health care reform bill he might sandbag the whole effort.

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words When Protecting Your Child from Sexting

Want to stop your child from potentially sexting? A University of Michigan study suggests blocking images may help.

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Should We Fight Sexting or Sexism?

In her reader diary, Leah627 writes: The recent sexting scandal in Pennsylvania provokes questions about technology, the role of parents vs. the government in education, and sexism.

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