teen sex education
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
The spokeswoman was unable to specify how many of those five cases involved the high school, if any. The high school offers
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."
Controversy over Clark County's sex ed curriculum has been heating up over the past few weeks, when parents learned about
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.
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.
Nevertheless, of the 37 states in the U.S. that require sex-education programs in school, 26 stress abstinence. Coward showed
What was supposed to educate and inform teenagers in the state has turned into a big joke.
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.
Sexuality is more than sex. Healthy sexual development is about creating a foundation for healthy relationships, choices and behaviors.
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.
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
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.
"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."