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Weekend Round-Up

By Rachel Hart, Reproductive Freedom Project at 12:14pm
Arizona: The sex-ed controversy in Tempe rages on. Here's a link to the guidelines for the expanded health curriculum. Michigan: Parents in Lansing have a chance to review sex-ed lesson materials for grades 4-10 this September. Minnesota: A group called…

Is the HPV playbook, played out?

By Rachel Hart, Reproductive Freedom Project at 5:17pm

Slate posted an article on Monday about a new study that says consistent condom use can help protect against HPV. The article notes that the purported failure of condoms to offer any protection against HPV has been a rallying point for the ab-only…

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…

Morning Round-Up

By Rachel Hart, Reproductive Freedom Project at 10:26am

The Roanoke Times publishes an op-ed on HPV. Below is a snippet:

There is a misguided concern that by giving the vaccine to girls it will somehow give them the idea that it is OK to engage in sex, and that it will counter the message that parents…

Daily Round-Up

By Rachel Hart, Reproductive Freedom Project at 3:06pm

It's been a couple days since I last posted. But I'm back with a round-up of recent sex ed/ab-only news:

Jessica Valenti of Feministing writes an interesting article for AlterNet on how the double standard of abstinence-only education threatens…

Scared Straight in California

By Rachel Hart, Reproductive Freedom Project at 3:44pm

The Selma Enterprise in CA reports that students in the Selma Unified School District will now be able to take the abstinence-only program Making a Difference:

DeLeon said she likes to call the HIV and STD portions of the program "Scared Straight,"…

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…

New study says condoms can protect against HPV

By Rachel Hart, Reproductive Freedom Project at 10:24am

An article in this morning's New York Times reports that the consistent use of condoms protects against HPV.

In the study, which independent experts said was the most conclusive to examine the role of condoms in preventing infection with the…

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…

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