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What Is Healthy Sexual Development?

Depending on your view, the answer to that question might seem really obvious or very tricky and hazy. However, it’s a phrase and concept that’s bandied about a lot, yet is rarely explained.  A group of Australian researchers finally defined it clearly and holistically.

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Maria Talks and Suddenly Lawmakers are Listening: The Controversy Over A Website Providing Sex Information for Teens

Maria Talks, a website with frank sexual health information for young people, suddenly has a lot of critics who think it’s too explicit. I talk with one of the websites creators to get her take on the site and the controversy.

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(VIDEO) Happy Mother’s Day To The Biggest Influence on a Young Woman’s Life

Center for Reproductive Rights celebrates the biggest role model for young women and reproductive health, their mothers.

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Roundup: Oh, The Things You’ll Learn!

Do you think two condoms are better than one? Or that sex standing up means you’re less likely to get pregnant? Then welcome to Generation Y! And, where or where is Sen. Ben Nelson from…

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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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How Easy It Isn’t

“Young women today have it so much better when it comes to sex than we did… right?” Often women in their forties and above are shocked to hear that younger women are struggling with sex and sexuality…just like we did. Some struggle even more.

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Pleasurable Advice for Teens

There’s no use denying the pleasure of sex—even when it comes to
talking with teens about sexual health. Not talking about why people
have sex is not approaching the subject honestly, and therefore not a
smart way to approach sexual education.

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What sex ed do you recommend when a teen’s had, well, nothing?

How do you answer the questions of a 14-year-old who’s had her period for a year but still doesn’t know where it comes from? And where can you send a teen who’s only sex ed has come from her private Christian school?

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“Girls Particularly Cautioned”: Separate Spheres for the Status Quo

Sexism and misogyny are something that women in particular should not be exposed to, as if boys and men were somehow better equipped to handle the message. If anything, I’d argue the opposite.

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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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