To confront the most often-repeated misrepresentations, I ask readers to consider these ten assertions about sexual health and education in the United States.
To ensure quality sexual and reproductive health and address economic burdens, continued efforts to educate, screen, test, and treat for STDs is critical to our nation’s public health and well-being.
One in two sexually active people will get an STD by age 25, but most won’t even know it. Just as abstinence is the only 100 percent effective way to prevent pregnancy, the only way to be sure of your STD status is to get tested. April is the time to do it—STD Awareness Month.
CDC study finds schools making little progress in sex education; Tennessee lawmakers warn against gateway “sexual behaviors,” and Springfield Massachusetts decides to provide condoms to middle school and high school students.
Efforts in the United States to address adolescent sex have been directed toward preventing teenage sex as opposed to preventing its adverse consequences. These efforts probably have been unsuccessful in stemming sexual activity because teenagers have a hormonal imperative to explore their sexuality.
Video and transcript of Sonya Renee Taylor performing her poem “What Women Deserve.”
For some, the idea of including pleasure within sexuality education is a no-brainer. For others, it is the forbidden subject—the Voldemort of sex ed that should not be named under any circumstance.
Any cut to Medicaid is a threat to reproductive healthcare. During this political War on Women, it is not unreasonable to assume that the first thing on the chopping block will be reproductive health services and women’s health care.
The new film Let’s Talk About Sex was created with the intention of sparking public dialogue about and family communication on teen sex and sexuality issues. Here’s my take on whether the film is giving the right message to the right audiences.
Tennessee’s proposed ban on discussing homosexuality is, of course, more about the “homo” than the “sexuality.”