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Burmese Migrants Rely on NGOs for Care and Supplies

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.

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Want Extra Credit? Submit to Guilt, Shame and Misinformation

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.

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Student Suspended For Using Birth Control at School

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.

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A New Plan for Plan B

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.)

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Take Action! Oklahoma Teacher Forced to Resign For Teaching “Laramie Project”

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.

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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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Survey Studies Sexual Health of Bogota’s Young People

A survey of youth in Bogota found most are making autonomous, independent decisions about their sexual lives.

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Safe Schools Advocates Say Ruling “Sends a Message”

Safe-schools activists are hailing the recent ruling in a bullying lawsuit, saying it sends a clear message to school districts in Michigan.

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Pittsburgh Public Schools Consider “Abstinence-Plus”

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.

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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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