How can you tell if someone needs more sex and relationships education?
Adolescent refugees from Burma living in Thailand rely on community-based organizations, pamphlets and posters for sexual and reproductive health information and supplies like condoms.
My daughter could only get extra credit if she attended an abstinence-only-until-marriage program. And despite dozens of my phone calls, the school board doesn’t care.
In Fairfax, VA, a high school student received the same punishment one gets for possession of a illegal drugs or guns, for taking her birth-control during lunch.
My first trip for a Plan B pill was a cold, dreary bus ride up Lake Shore Drive to the Planned Parenthood in downtown Chicago. I remember looking out over the frozen lake, wondering what would happen if I couldn’t get the pill that afternoon. I was 15, and not ready to deal with making the decision between pregnancy and abortion. (At 22, I can
confidently say that I’m still not.)
An Oklahoma public school teacher was forced to resign for teaching The Laramie Project, a play about Matthew Shepard, a man who was murdered because he was gay.
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.
A survey of youth in Bogota found most are making autonomous, independent decisions about their sexual lives.
Safe-schools activists are hailing the recent ruling in a bullying lawsuit, saying it sends a clear message to school districts in Michigan.
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.