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President Obama, Sex Education, and Life After Ab-Only

President-Elect Obama has pledged to end funding for programs that do not work and, after $1.5 billion in taxpayer money, evidence is clear that abstinence-only programs do not work.

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Get Real! How Do I Convince Him to Use a Condom?

Frankly, if I had a partner who was trying to talk his way out of cooperating with managing risks, I wouldn’t just insist on a condom. I would insist on not being sexual with that person at all.

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Against Backdrop of Sexual Violence, Ads, Too, Exploit Young Teens

Against a wider backdrop of sexual violence being committed against, and perpetrated by, children and adolescents, the sexualization of under-aged teenagers in Jamaica is extremely problematic.

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Get Real! Why Can’t She Understand That I’m Not Ready?

Just like for women, plenty of men have concerns about unintended pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, physical or emotional safety, or mucking a relationship up with sex that happens too soon or before it really feels right.

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Get Real! He Doesn’t Feel Desire for Sex, But I Want a Sexual Relationship

While sexuality is fluid, we can’t force change to happen when it isn’t happening organically, and attempts to force it tend to be both psychologically unhealthy as well as futile.

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Get Real! Can People With No Sexual Experience Have STIs?

Maybe they don’t. But it still makes sense to start a life-long commitment to safer sex practices now.

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Get Real! She Came Out, And Now I’m Questioning Myself

While some people will say they “just knew” if they were gay, straight or bi early on, others have a longer period of questioning. Sexual orientation is something it makes sense to take time to determine just by observing ourselves and our lives.

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A Wish List for Young Parents

We can give young women a chance to be great parents if our policies match our purported goals for future generations. Will our presidential and vice-presidential candidates support us, too?

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Get Real! She’s Pregnant, and I Just Can’t Deal

Unplanned pregnancy is a big deal, is difficult to manage, and the less prepared for that possibility you are, the tougher it is to cope. But you are capable of turning it around.

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Pennsylvania’s Rendell Flip-Flopping on Ab-Only?

Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell may soon re-enroll the state in the federal Title V abstinence-only-until-marriage program. This decision would represent the prioritizing of short term political gain over the long term health of Pennsylvania’s young people.

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