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TEEN SEX EDUCATION
Is Our Focus on College Sexual Assault Hurting Teen Survivors?
Writer, Survivor Advocate & Global Health Corps Fellow at Toge...
Sexual violence is an issue that every community member must feel responsible for -- not just those who enjoy the privilege of higher education. With Title IX as a mechanism to achieve our goals, high school is the next best place to start protecting young survivors.
Love, Sex and Misconceptions
Health scientist with a passion for Africa, traveling and choc...
In the (sexually) conservative societies of East Africa, things are pretty dire, especially when it comes to matters that aren't 'mainstream'. Homosexuality? Against God's law. And actual laws, unfortunately. Anal sex? A dirty perversion. Masturbation? Makes you blind, skinny and/or infertile.
5 Ways to Prevent the 50 Shades of Middle School
Speaker, Author, Mentor, and Certified Life Coach known as the...
If you are a parent with a child in middle school, it just got real. It's time to have serious sex talks with your teen, because although he or she may be acting like they don't know much about sex, or that they aren't interested in sex, it is still around them.
NYC Students Deserve Comprehensive, Inclusive Sex Education
CEO and President of Planned Parenthood of New York City
Respect. Inclusivity. Empowerment. Communication. These are the words that should come to mind when you think of sexuality education. But unfortunately, for many New York City students and high school graduates, these words are far from how they remember their sex education experience.
Three Things About Abstinence-Only Sex Ed You Need to Know Now
Senior Policy Analyst, Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative...
John Oliver's brilliant piece did a marvelous job laying out many of the problems in the abstinence-only approach, from its emphasis on shame and ineffectiveness in preventing unplanned pregnancy or STIs to its harmful neglect of the needs of LGBTQ teens.
The Conversation We Need to Have After John Oliver Exposed the Lack of Sexual Education in Schools
DateSafeProject.org Blogger, Speaker, and Author, including “C...
While not everyone will be a fan of the way he presents the information, John Oliver brings forth a poignant conversation we need to be having -- both as parents and as communities (school systems).
7 Challenges Parents of Teenage Girls Face With Regards to Sex
Sherrie Campbell, PhD
Clinical Psychologist, Author and Radio Host
Very few things in adolescence are certain but there is one thing upon which most teenage girls agree, and that is, they must be sexy. They must wear the short shorts with their rear's hanging out to fit in and get attention.
Texas Health Department: Only 5 Cases Of Chlamydia In Counties That Feed High School (UPDATE)
The spokeswoman was unable to specify how many of those five cases involved the high school, if any. The high school offers
Sex Education or Sex Ignorance?
Gabrielle Van Tassel
Traveler, writer, musician, athlete, feminist.
Some fear that teenagers' access to contraceptives and learning comprehensive sex ed will inspire more sexual activity. But as sex therapist Dr. Gloria Brame explains, "No comprehensive sex ed = no reliable information on how STDs are transmitted and no understanding of how to prevent them."
Las Vegas Students Protest For Their Right For Better Sex Ed
Controversy over Clark County's sex ed curriculum has been heating up over the past few weeks, when parents learned about
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Sex Education, 21st Century Style
President, City & State NY
There is one area of education where we are still stuck in the middle ages -- and it's having an increasingly deleterious effect on our society. For lack of a better term, sex education, is a too often ignored area of study and it's high time we had a candid discussion about it.
'Just Say No' to Bad Sex Ed
High school junior from Atlanta, Georgia
While schools may not be sewing bright bold A's onto every sexually active teen's shirt, they are still helping to set up a judgmental environment through promoting "abstinence only" courses.
Policewoman To Young Girls: Premarital Sex Could Lead To Death
Nevertheless, of the 37 states in the U.S. that require sex-education programs in school, 26 stress abstinence. Coward showed
Mississippi's Horrific Approach to Sex Education
Critical Thinking Expert and Psychological Performance Coach
What was supposed to educate and inform teenagers in the state has turned into a big joke.
Comprehending Comprehensive Sexual Education
UC Berkeley sophomore
The message is clear: the United States public demands the amelioration and perhaps an overhaul of the sexual education system. More importantly, students deserve to receive accurate and objective information.
How to Do "The Sex Talk" Better
Communications Director, National Sexual Violence Resource Center
Sexuality is more than sex. Healthy sexual development is about creating a foundation for healthy relationships, choices and behaviors.
Teenage Sex: Changing the Conversation
Teen Coach & Mentor
To equip your teen for healthy relationships, make it part of your family culture as early as possible. For the sake of his future, burn less energy banning him from sex and instead put your heart into preparing him for healthy, satisfying relationships.
Musings on Lust and Love
Diana Raab, Ph.D.
Diana Raab, Ph.D. is an award-winning writer, poet, and speake...
As I enter my 60th year, I continue to feel lust, for love, life and intimacy. I do not think we change much as we grow older, but we learn to accept who we are and what we need, and we are less afraid to go after it
Not Pono: Hawai'i Republicans Bash Transgender Teacher
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson
Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmakers and activists
It is one thing to attack the idea of evidence-based sex education; it is quite another to dehumanize and denigrate a person based on the very core of their existence.
He Said, She Said: 10 Things We Wish Sex Ed Taught Us
CEO of Lucky Bloke; Condom Expert, Researcher & Advocate
"Left to rely on what I heard, I expected to feel something akin to a sonic boom followed by that sparkly thing twilight "vampires" do."
Lessons From Pea Ridge: 5 Ways Parents Can Help Update HIV Education in the United States
Freelance writer, communications consultant and mother
As the mother of an HIV positive school-age son who is working on updating HIV/AIDS educational resources in public school classrooms, I was very disheartened to learn that the devastating stigma still associated with HIV reared its ugly head in a public school in Arkansas last week.
Tulsa Schools To Include Sex Education In Regular Curriculum For The First Time
"I can't remember it ever being a topic in TPS -- even embedded in a biology class or something before," said Mayfield, who
California Teen Birth Rates Drop 60 Percent Thanks To Sex Education
Several factors contributed to the falling birth rates, the department said in a press release. One factor was the state’s
Dan Savage Explains Why Sex Education Should Include LGBTs
In the latest installment of his series "American Savage" he says: "When gay people, queer people, are left out of sex ed
Many Tennessee Sex Education Presentations In High Schools May Not Be Accurate
“The presentation was not excerpted correctly, it was an hour and half presentation … the local reports were completely inaccurate
How Abstinence-Only Messages Steer Girls Wrong
Author, Blogger, Lawyer
When girls are raised to believe their value is tied to their marketability, the determination of their self-worth is always in the hands of others.
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