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A Collision of Culture and Nature: How Our Fear of Teen Sexuality Leaves Teens More Vulnerable

Efforts in the United States to address adolescent sex have been directed toward preventing teenage sex as opposed to preventing its adverse consequences.  These efforts probably have been unsuccessful in stemming sexual activity because teenagers have a hormonal imperative to explore their sexuality. 

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What Lies Beneath “Skins?”

Is MTV’s new show a “gritty” look at teens’ lives without moralizing, or is it an overhyped remake looking for scandal to drive ratings?

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Get Real! Who’s on Top?

Sex really is a lot like dancing.  We move together, trying to gauge and flow with each other’s rhythms, following or mirroring each others’ steps.

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She’s Just Being Miley

Recent reactions to Miley Cyrus’s evolving persona stem from a media climate that doesn’t know whether to treat teenagers like smaller replicas of grown women to be monitored for dangerous sexuality, or sensitive virgins who need protection.

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When Teenagers Seek Abortion Care the Myths Are Exposed

Abortion is a safe, legal medical procedure, and there is no reason for school health centers not to refer patients to providers if those patients want it.

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Toe-To-Toe: A Raw Look at What It’s Like to be a Teen Girl

Toe to Toe, Emily Abt’s independent feminist feature film premiering this week in New York, is one of the most painfully, beautifully accurate looks at being a high school girl I’ve seen in years.

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Start Sex Ed Early, Or It’s Just a History Lesson

We know, unfortunately, that the younger the intended audience the more likely it is that there will be disagreements over whether they should learn about sex and sexuality at all.

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Bait and Hitch: Abstinence-Only Programs Use Sex to Push Marriage

The real goal of abstinence-only programs is not to prevent teen pregnancies or STDs and or even to prevent premarital sex – it’s to make sure that all people get married.

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Get Real! Why Am I So Paranoid About Sex?

It’s not paranoid to be concerned about pregnancy with sexual activities which can result in pregnancy. It’s not paranoid to worry about pregnancy happening when it isn’t what you want or are ready for.

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Texas Workshops Help Parents Talk Sex

And now, some positive news about sexual education in Texas.

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