Tag Archives: Comprehensive Sex Education

Chicago public schools to incorporate sex education into kindergarten curricula

TweetAs a Chicago native and product of Chicago Public Schools (CPS), I was extremely proud to hear that amidst all of the epic fails that is CPS, this fall they are incorporating sex education into their kindergarten curricula! For 30 minutes per month, which is not enough time in my humble opinion, kindergartens will engage [...]
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The Wednesday Weigh-In: How can we give young people better sex education?

TweetThis morning the Guardian hosted a kick-ass live panel discussion with technical experts, advocates, teachers, writers, and more (see details below) to talk about one thing: how can we give young people better sex education? This is a topic that comes up all the time on the blog because it is SO connected to, well, [...]
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Why we need sex ed, for real

TweetThis infographic collects a lot of important data about teen sexuality and sex education in the US. We absolutely need comprehensive sex ed, and this image includes a lot of evidence why. Part of that is the high rate of unintended pregnancies among teens. But this entire image is framed around preventing teens from getting [...]
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Transphobic ad campaign puts gender anxiety on full display

Tweet A really disturbing and transphobic advertisement showed up in┬áCanada’s National Post the other day, pictured above. I won’t link to their website because they don’t deserve the traffic, but suffice to say it has “stop corrupting children” in the title. Because as we all know, trans folk, gender non-conforming people and allies are all [...]
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A Record Low for Teen Birth Rates

TweetNew research released today from the National Center for Health Statistics reports that the teen birth rate for 2009 hit a record low. According to the study, the birth rate among U.S. girls aged 15 to 19 fell to 39.1 births per 1,000 teens in 2009, a 6 percent drop from 2008 and the lowest [...]
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