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To Protect Young People’s Health, Protect Their Confidentiality

Many young people continue to lack confidential access to health care and that significantly obstructs their use of critical sexual and reproductive health services, such as birth control.

Many young people continue to lack confidential access to health care and that significantly obstructs their use of critical sexual and reproductive health services, such as birth control.

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Treating Teenagers as People: The Debate Over Adolescent Medical Privacy

Medical privacy are ill-defined and need to be clarified, to protect teenage health.

A parent’s freakout over the possibility that her teenage daughter might talk to a doctor without a parent present is an important reminder that adolescent rights to medical privacy are ill-defined and need to be clarified, to protect teenage health.

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Roundup: Masturbation as Natural as Breathing….Let’s Ban That, Too

The far right continues to use the “sex boogeyman” as a scare tactic to undermine comprehensive sex ed, here and abroad. Agence-France Press reports that guidelines originally drafted by the UN cultural organisation Unesco will promote…..(gasp!)….masturbation.

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Get Real! I Don’t Feel Ready for Sex – Should I?

Age-in-years, all by itself, doesn’t tend to be a good marker of when someone is or is not ready for sex.

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The Good Old Days: When Sex Ed Wasn’t Trying to Be Bad

The cobbled-together, patchwork sex ed I got at my West Texas high school in the 1990s was better than the outright lies abstinence-only programs push.

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Roundup: EEOC Against New HHS Regs; Anti-Choicers Work for Abortion Reduction; ACLU Seeks Policy on Teen RH

EEOC officials oppose new HHS regulations; anti-choicers move toward common ground; ACLU seeks documents regarding teen health policy; priest asks parishioners to repent for voting for Obama.

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