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Ohio GOP Attacks Planned Parenthood Infant Mortality Program—Again

Ohio has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the country, with especially elevated rates among Black and Hispanic infants, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Ohio has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the country, with especially elevated rates among Black and Hispanic infants, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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This Week in Sex: New York City Doesn’t Really Have a Masturbation Booth

Sex education gets controversial in Omaha, senior men need a refresher course on HIV risk, a new sex toy helps strengthen pelvic floor muscles, and NYC's masturbation booth is just a marketing gimmick.

This Week In Sex: Sex education gets controversial in Omaha, senior men need a refresher course on HIV risk, a new sex toy helps strengthen pelvic floor muscles, and NYC’s masturbation booth is just a marketing gimmick.

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California Schools Required to Teach Comprehensive Sex Ed in 2016

A new law, signed by Governor Jerry Brown early this month, will make California’s sex education among the most comprehensive in the country as it mandates that all schools address topics in ways that are accurate, unbiased, and affirming of LGBTQ students and families.

The new law spells out what young people across the state must learn and includes information about “sexual harassment, sexual assault, adolescent relationship abuse, intimate partner violence, and sex trafficking.”

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It Shouldn’t Take a Chlamydia ‘Epidemic’ in Texas to Make Us Care About Teens’ Sexual Health

It was an outrageous—and ultimately false—story of 20 teens in a small high school in Texas having chlamydia that finally got media outlets to discuss whether kids need medically accurate information.

It was an outrageous—and ultimately false—story of 20 teens in a small high school in Texas having chlamydia that finally got media outlets to discuss whether kids need medically accurate information.

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Sex Education in South Carolina Still Failing 25 Years After Passage of Comprehensive Law

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South Carolina was ahead of the curve in adopting a mandate for health education, which includes a reproductive health component, in 1988. A new report suggests, however, that 25-years later many school districts aren’t following the mandate and students are still not getting the education they should. 

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If You Give It, They’ll Be Tramps: An Offensive, False, But Oft-Repeated Argument About Reproductive Health Technologies

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The argument that access to sexual health care or information causes promiscuity is offensive to women and has been proven false time and again. Yet it seems unlikely that it we will end anytime soon.

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World Contraception Day: Myths, Rumors, and Rubbish

More than 20 different methods of long-acting and short-acting hormonal and barrier contraception are now available, many of which are 99-percent-plus effective. But strange superstitions live on.

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No News Is Not Necessarily Good News: 2011 YRBS Reveals Little Change in Teen Sexual Behavior

The CDC’s biennial survey of high school students came out today and once again it found no change in sexual risk behaviors among young people.  This means that after a decade of progress (between 1991 and 2001) nothing has changed in over a decade. Clearly, we could be doing better. 

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Sex Education for Politicians – Herman Cain Edition

As a new allegation emerges against Republican Presidential hopeful, Herman Cain (this time of a long-term, extramarital affair), it is once again time for politicians to get a little sex education. 

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Sex Ed in Texas? Perry’s Policies Result in High Rates of Teen Pregnancy and Disease

New research out of the University of Texas, Houston, confirms that young people in Texas are more likely to engage in risky sexual behaviors than their peers nationwide.  And, the researchers suggest that the state’s conservative policies policies around sexuality education and reproductive heath are to blame. 

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