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Afternoon Sex Ed Round-Up: California, Florida, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma and more...

By Rachel Hart, Reproductive Freedom Project at 3:26pm
Florida: An editorial in the Daytona Beach News-Journal argues that parents should talk to their children about sex, and tackles the effectiveness of virginity pledges. Michigan: An op-ed out of Michigan says that "Morality should not be the focus of…

Sex Ed Weekend Round-Up: Kentucky, Michigan, South Dakota, Texas, and more...

By Rachel Hart, Reproductive Freedom Project at 11:36am
Kentucky: A local paper notes that parents in northern Kentucky (Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton counties) can now pick up tool kits from the Northern Kentucky Abstinence and Character Team to help talk with their children about sex. The Abstinence…

Sex Ed Round-Up: California, Deleware & National Black Religious Summit on Sexuality

By Rachel Hart, Reproductive Freedom Project at 3:17pm
California: InsideBayArea has an article about teen births in San Joaquin County. The article talks about an organization called Delta Health Care that teaches comprehensive sex education in Tracy, Manteca, Stockton, Lodi and Lathrop. Note that one of…

Afternoon Round-Up: GA, MO, and Kenya

By Rachel Hart, Reproductive Freedom Project at 2:43pm
Georgia: On Friday, the Atlanta Journal Constitution published an editorial by Linda Klepacki of Focus on the Family about the HPV vaccine. The piece focuses on the ability to opt-out of the vaccine if it ever becomes mandatory. A letter to the editor…

Liberal Oasis on HPV

By Rachel Hart, Reproductive Freedom Project at 2:32pm

Liberal Oasis has a great post on HPV and the study that came out today.

The post features a great quote from Katha Pollitt:

Christian conservatives have a special reason to be less than thrilled about the HPV vaccine. Although not as famous…

Afternoon Round-Up

By Rachel Hart, Reproductive Freedom Project at 2:31pm

The Detroit Free Press publishes a letter to the editor from the medical director of an adolescent HIV/AIDS program in Detroit that says "Education is the best defense against AIDS."

I support encouraging the delaying of sexual activity in youth…

In the Bronx, girls rule

By Rachel Hart, Reproductive Freedom Project at 12:05pm

I love this story!!

Right on the heels of yesterday's post about 100 REAL hot women comes an amazing story out of the Bronx about girls in PS 218 advocating for sex ed classes and winning!

The NY Post article yesterday on this story has…

WAIT Training

By Rachel Hart, Reproductive Freedom Project at 2:31pm

The Caspar Star Tribune published a letter to the editor earlier this month from Linda Burt, the Executive Director of the ACLU of Wyoming, about a recent abstinence-only-until-marriage event in Natrona County put on by the group WAIT Training.

WAIT…

AlterNet on HPV

By Rachel Hart, Reproductive Freedom Project at 10:08am

This morning's edition of AlterNet features an article called Why the Religious Right Fights Cancer Prevention. The article talks about the opposition to the HPV vaccine.

Highlights after the jump.

Despite the benefits of the vaccine,…

if ur yng and wnt the 411 on sex, just txt ;-).

By Rachel Hart, Reproductive Freedom Project at 10:22am

I hate when people text me and things like "ur" or "l8r" appear on the screen. But despite my dislike of this "shorthand" it is probably here to stay -- especially among teens. San Francisco launched a pilot program last month that aims to use the…

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