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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…

News Round-Up: CA, TX, and HPV

By Rachel Hart, Reproductive Freedom Project at 12:09pm
California: Good news and bad news from California today. The good news comes in an editorial published in The Californian that discusses why California's teen pregnancy rate is declining faster than any other state. The author notes that a recent study…

Week in Review

By Rachel Hart, Reproductive Freedom Project at 1:45pm

It has been almost a week since I last posted, and in that time there's been no shortage of news reports on the battle between comprehensive sex ed and ab-only programs.

Campus Progress calls on politicians who promote ab-only-until-marriage…

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…

HPV Vaccine Examined in the Boston Globe

By Rachel Hart, Reproductive Freedom Project at 12:30pm

The Boston Globe ran a story on the HPV vaccine on Monday. If you've been following the HPV debate you'll already know that critics think the vaccine (which can protect against some strains of HPV and in turn protect against contracting cervical cancer)…

HPV and Women of Color

By Rachel Hart, Reproductive Freedom Project at 12:11pm

Last week I wrote about the controversy surrounding the HPV vaccine.

Over the weekend I came across a great article out of the Center for American Progress about the HPV vaccine and its implications for women of color. I think the article…

Who's Afraid of a Condom?

By Rachel Hart, Reproductive Freedom Project at 6:02pm

"Notice: New York City Department of Education Policy prohibits condom demonstrations in classrooms."

Just in case New York City teachers are unclear, every page of the new Health Teacher curriculum discussing condom demonstrations has a sticker…

Across the Nation, Parents and Teens are Taking Action

By Rachel Hart, Reproductive Freedom Project at 2:01pm
Greetings from the Take Issue, Take Charge guest bloggers! We are writing from the ACLU of Pennsylvania's Clara Bell Duvall Reproductive Freedom Project. Marshall Bright is an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania who was instrumental in raising…

Roe at 35

By Rachel Hart, Reproductive Freedom Project at 2:52pm
Today marks the 35th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark abortion rights decision Roe v. Wade. In honor of the anniversary, the ACLU put together a video featuring interviews with ACLU staff from across the organization concerning the role…

Arizona makes 16!

By Rachel Hart, Reproductive Freedom Project at 5:53pm
We just got word that the governor of Arizona announced today that she has turned down federal funding for abstinence-only-until-marriage programs! Arizona is now the 16th state that no longer accepts funds for these programs. More information to…
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