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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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Looking for Leaders: Grassroots Groups Push for Teen Pregnancy Prevention in Colorado

Policy change realized in Colorado’s sex education law is due in large part to the efforts of grassroots communities demanding safety nets for our youth and communities.

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Get Real! I’m a Sexual Abuse Survivor; How Do I Get OK With Being Intimate Again?

The very first thing I want to say, and want you to try hard to hear, is that you are not abnormal, nor are you some kind of basket case. You’re simply someone healing from a serious injury.

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Should We Fight Sexting or Sexism?

In her reader diary, Leah627 writes: The recent sexting scandal in Pennsylvania provokes questions about technology, the role of parents vs. the government in education, and sexism.

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A Closer Look at Utopia: Strengths and Weaknesses of Sex Ed in Sweden

Imagine this: Sweden’s school-based sexuality education is so strong that a yearly national youth poll shows that the majority of young people report that they get the best information on contraception and STIs from school.

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VIDEO: Gabbing About Abstinence and “Giving It Up”

Jessica Valenti goes on the “Today Show” to promote the idea that women and girls aren’t reducible to their sex lives, and correct the record on abstinence-only.

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Get Real! Did I Lose My Virginity By Masturbating?

Virginity is a cultural idea, not a medical fact, and not a particularly useful one. And masturbation is A-OK.

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Survey Studies Sexual Health of Bogota’s Young People

A survey of youth in Bogota found most are making autonomous, independent decisions about their sexual lives.

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Pittsburgh Public Schools Consider “Abstinence-Plus”

If the political dialogue concerning abortion is going to shift towards reducing the number of abortions, it’s a no-brainer that we change our schools’ backward sex-ed policies.

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Empowering Adolescents to Make Wise Sexual Choices

While acknowledging the “cultural context” in which many students live, Jamaican Minister of Education Andrew Holness has refused to supply students with condoms in the schools.

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