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No News on Teen Sex (But Only Because We’re Asking the Wrong Questions)

It’s time to stop looking at the share of teens who’ve had sex as an indicator that needs to go down every year and accept that about half of all teens aren’t going to have sex and half are.

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Youth and STDs: The Epidemic in our Midst

There is an epidemic of STD infections among older adolescents and young adults ages 15 to 24. And it’s past time for an abiding committment to adolescent reproductive and sexual health.

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More Michigan Teens Becoming Infected with HIV

Michigan teenagers continue to become infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, at an alarming rate, Michigan health officials say.

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Get Real! Is My Foreskin Normal?

Having a foreskin or not having one does not make anyone more or less of a man or a bad or better lover. Both of those things are a lot more complex than just what kind of penis you have, and have little to do with anyone’s genitalia.

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Get Real! Is Oral Sex Natural, and Do Only People Do It?

Natural or manufactured, old or new, you get to decide what does and doesn’t work for you, what you are and are not comfortable with, what you do and don’t like.

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Burmese Migrants Rely on NGOs for Care and Supplies

Adolescent refugees from Burma living in Thailand rely on community-based organizations, pamphlets and posters for sexual and reproductive health information and supplies like condoms.

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Exit Strategy: Does Withdrawal Deserve Another Look?

A new study assessing the withdrawal method finds it is nearly as effective as condoms. Should we teach it to teenagers?

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Get Real! How Do You Masturbate?

In honor of Masturbation Month, Heather answers young women’s questions about sex for one.

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Can We Shame Our Way Out of Teen Pregnancy and Parenting?

A glittery panel discussion about teen pregnancy prevention shames teens who parent, treats girls as sexual gate-keepers and ignores dating violence and sexual coercion.

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Sex, Lies, and Federal Money

President Obama and Speaker Pelosi, if you have to throw a bone to the right wing, let it not be the bones of the youth who elected you. We just want the facts that can save our lives.

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