The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new data Wednesday that shows fewer teens, especially younger teens, are having sex, and the majority of those who become sexually active use contraception the first time they have sex.
Last week, the media went wild discussing a condom that could change colors if it came in contact with an STI. Not only is this condom chameleon just an idea at this point, it might not be the best idea.
While a new Associated Press report suggests the abortion rate is declining in almost all states, we still don’t know whether there’s been an increase in reproductive wellness. Focusing only on a lowered abortion rate as metric of health and well-being is both inaccurate and stigmatizing of abortion.
This week, teens get health and sex information on the web, condom demonstrations are allowed in New York City public school health classes, and a British woman serves time for being too loud.
The Texas legislature approved two measures on Friday that will make it harder for some of the most marginalized Texans to access cancer treatment and legal abortion care.
Although strong policies provide important backing for schools’ decisions about curricula, they do not automatically translate into implementation at the classroom level.
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.
Louisiana teens have some of the highest rates of pregnancy, birth, and STDs but schools there can only teach abstinence. Some lawmakers would like to change that, at least for Orleans Parish.
We in the reproductive rights community have cultivated this idea that the only stories we can tell about young people are ones that involve the threat of abuse. This makes it seem as if we tacitly approve of the idea that only people in danger are worthy of our understanding.
A study this week adds to the large body of research that shows teens who have received the HPV vaccine are no more likely to engage in sexual activity or suffer consequences such as unintended pregnancy or STIs than their un-vaccinated peers.