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Addressing Sexual Violence through Sexuality Education

Parents and teachers need to have lots of difficult conversations about sex with their teens, where the “right” answer isn’t clear.

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Canada’s Teens Increasingly Abstinent

Lately it seems like many of us in the United States are in a tizzy over abstinence-only programs.

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Dating Violence Harms Young Women’s Reproductive Health

Physical violence is not the only form of abuse facing young women today. Birth control sabotage and sexual coercion occur much more often than many realize.

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Not Just A Cosmetic Problem

The effect that toxic chemicals in makeup have on their youngest buyers – teens who may be less discriminating about the products they use – is particularly worrisome.

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A Top Ten List for Talking to Teens About…Well, You Know

Stop talking! Start listening! Know yourself first — and seven other suggestions for parents who know they need to talk about sex with their teens.

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VIDEO: Georgia Teens Want Real Sex-Ed

A dozen years and more than a billion dollars later, the federal government is still sinking funds into abstinence-only education, despite multiple studies from across the nation that prove it simply doesn’t work.

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After 36 years, Will Maine Back Out Now?

Say this ten times fast: An Act to Protect the Safety of Maine Children by Requiring the Express Consent of Legal Guardian to Dispense Prescription Medication to a Minor.

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That’s What Vampires Are For

Even in the movie adaptation, Twilight‘s basic storyline — "I won’t bite you, it’s for your own good" — can’t be changed.

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Roundup: Sundown for Colorado Fundamentalists, TV and Teen Pregnancy

The sun may be setting on the political influence of fundamentalist churches; Study finds significant link between TV and teen pregnancy; 43% of women report sexual problems; 13 year-old rape victim stoned to death in Somalia for adultery; John Chittick walks the world speaking with teens about HIV/AIDS.

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Roundup: Parental Notification Risky for Some Teens

Parental notification can be risky for teens who live in abusive homes; Teens speak out explaining why parental notification is not a good idea; South Dakota’s proposed abortion ban is tied in most recent poll; Catholic bishops’ narrow anti-abortion effort hurts ‘pro-life’ cause.

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