An annual report on sexually transmitted diseases released today by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that in 2008 adolescent girls 15–19 years of age had the largest reported number of chlamydia and gonorrhea cases when compared to any other age group.
On October 15th, 2009, SIECUS – the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States – held our seventh annual Back to School briefing on Capitol Hill. We use this moment to remind policymakers that a “just say no” approach is failing our kids.
I’m too old to get the HPV vaccine. Is it worth shelling out $600 for? And is it really fair that I’m considered "too old" in the first place?
A new report presents the cruel hard truth: Texas is the largest recipient of federal funds for abstinence only programs while turning out young people with one of the highest rates of sexual risk taking behaviors, teen birth and pregnancy rates.
Response to a confusing critique of D.C.’s sex education curriculum; An interview with Judy Waxman on the eve of the impending HHS “conscience” regulation; Roundup of reporting on the new Guttmacher abortion demographics study.
House Democrats increased funding for abstinence-only programs last week just in time for a new non-partisan report that reveals abstinence-only programs are not effective at reducing teen pregnancy and STD rates.