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This Week in Sex: Chicago Parents Worried About Sex Ed, New Research on First-Date Sex

This week, a presentation in Chicago had parents worried about what their kids might learn in sex ed class, and research shows that women with more male friends have more sex with their committed partners than their peers.

This week, a presentation in Chicago had parents worried about what their kids might learn in sex ed class, and research shows that women with more male friends have more sex with their committed partners than their peers.

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Condoms Are Way More Effective Than the New York Times Says They Are

Last week, New York Times columnist, Nicholas Kristof wrote a great op-ed entitled, “Politics, Teens and Birth Control,” in which he eloquently described teen pregnancy as a problem of irresponsible adults not hormone-addled teens. Unfortunately, the article includes a misleading statistic that suggests people who rely on condoms for pregnancy prevention will eventually, inevitably become pregnant.

Unfortunately, Nicholas Kristof’s great op-ed on teenage pregnancy in the New York Times last week included a misleading statistic that suggests people who rely on condoms for pregnancy prevention will eventually, inevitably become pregnant.

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The Ban on Federal Funding for Needle Exchanges Puts Poor Women in Danger

Thanks to restrictive laws and limited health-care options, halting the spread of HIV and hepatitis C is often a losing battle—one that puts women substance users in particularly high danger.

Thanks to restrictive laws and limited health-care options, halting the spread of HIV and hepatitis C is often a losing battle—one that puts women substance users in particularly high danger.

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The FDA’s Hesitation to Approve ‘Female Sexual Dysfunction’ Drugs Isn’t About Sexism

The pharmaceutical industry launched a campaign in January of this year to persuade the FDA to approve such medications in the name of equality—which overlooks the fact that most of the drugs being considered simply don’t work.

The pharmaceutical industry launched a campaign in January of this year to persuade the FDA to approve such medications in the name of equality—which overlooks the fact that most of the drugs being considered simply don’t work.

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Purity Culture Doesn’t Prepare Teens for Healthy Sexual Exploration

Many self-identified evangelicals have ceremonially promised to stay virgins until marriage. But there are often few narratives available from adults who are now struggling with the purity vows they made as teenagers.

Many self-identified evangelicals have ceremonially promised to stay virgins until marriage. But there are often few narratives available from adults who are now struggling with the purity vows they made as teenagers.

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White Women: Let’s Get Our Shit Together

In the run-up to the Texas gubernatorial election, much hand-wringing was done over the Hispanic lady voter. But it was women like me—married white women, specifically—who failed Wendy Davis—and ourselves, and our families, and Texas families—on Tuesday night.

In the run-up to the Texas gubernatorial election, much hand-wringing was done over the Hispanic lady voter. But it was women like me—married white women, specifically—who failed Wendy Davis—and ourselves, and our families, and Texas families—on Tuesday night.

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Gardner Pushed for $110 Million in Abstinence-Only Education Funding

During his re-election campaign in Colorado, Democratic Sen. Mark Udall has spotlighted senatorial candidate Cory Gardner’s extreme anti-abortion positions, which opposed by most voters, but the congressman has also co-sponsored unpopular abstinence-only legislation.

During his re-election campaign in Colorado, Democratic Sen. Mark Udall has spotlighted senatorial candidate Cory Gardner’s extreme anti-abortion positions, which opposed by most voters, but the congressman has also co-sponsored unpopular abstinence-only legislation.

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Conservatives Not Amused by NARAL Colorado Condom Shortage Ad

Conservative commentators are teeing off at an ad campaign depicting a world in which birth control is banned and condoms are in short supply.

Conservative commentators are teeing off at an ad campaign depicting a world in which birth control is banned and condoms are in short supply.

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This Week in Sex: Humans and Neanderthals Mate, King Tut’s Closely Related Parents, and a Bug-Fueled Cloaca Cleanser

This week, scientists determine when humans and Neanderthals swapped genes, anthropologists suggest that King Tut's parents were siblings, and a male bird (apparently) poisons itself to be more attractive to females.

This week, scientists determine when humans and Neanderthals swapped genes, anthropologists suggest that King Tut’s parents were siblings, and a male bird (apparently) poisons itself to be more attractive to females.

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Discussing Disabled Sexuality Is a Radical Act

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released an update to its guidelines that included an expansion discussion of sexual health for disabled teens. That's an incredibly important addition—so why are so few media outlets covering it?

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released an update to its guidelines that included an expansion discussion of sexual health for disabled teens. That’s an incredibly important addition—so why are so few media outlets covering it?

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