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the REAL hot 100*

By Rachel Hart, Reproductive Freedom Project at 5:02pm
*not to be confused with my earlier post on the REAL Act.

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…

The REAL Act continues to sit in Congress...

By Rachel Hart, Reproductive Freedom Project at 11:42am

Remember the Responsible Education About Life (REAL) Act? Introduced last February, the Act would provide states with funding to teach sexuality education that includes information on both abstinence and contraception, and funding for these programs…

Morning Round-Up: HPV

By Rachel Hart, Reproductive Freedom Project at 12:28pm

The Philadelphia Inquirer has an editorial supporting HPV vaccination and briefly touches on the issue of abstinence:

Some people object to making this vaccination mandatory, concerned that it would undermine parents' authority, encourage sexual…

Student Organizers

By Rachel Hart, Reproductive Freedom Project at 2:27pm

Advocates for Youth is advertising positions for student organizers to work on the issue of sex ed. The deadlines are fast approaching...

Kansas board of education approves sex ed policy

By Rachel Hart, Reproductive Freedom Project at 10:09am

AP reports that the Kansas state board of education has approved a new sex ed policy.

The policy passed Wednesday says each local school district should offer a complete course of abstinence until marriage. It also says districts shall teach…

Medical Accuracy Bill Dropped in the House

By Rachel Hart, Reproductive Freedom Project at 1:18pm

Representatives Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) and Jim Moran (D-VA) introduced the Guarantee of Medical Accuracy in Sex Education Act late yesterday. There are currently 22 co-sponsors:

Rep Brown, Sherrod [D-OH-13]Rep Capps, Lois [D-CA-23]Rep Crowley,…

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,…

Morning Round-Up

By Rachel Hart, Reproductive Freedom Project at 11:30am

Here a summary of what's been coming into my inbox this morning:

Boston Globe: Teens' Use of Condoms Increases; Survey Finds Use Grew Since Ruling

"He[Gov. Romney]'s playing politics with kids' lives," said Sarah Wunsch, a staff attorney…

Changing their tune on HPV?

By Rachel Hart, Reproductive Freedom Project at 5:27pm

The Guttmacher Institute just put out an update re the FDA'a approval of the HPV vaccine.

The update had a link to the article The Public Health Promise and Potential Pitfalls of the World's First Cervical Cancer Vaccine from the Gutmacher Policy…

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