Tag Archives: Comprehensive Sex Education

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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Legislation introduced to end abstinence-only funding!

TweetIt’s an exciting time for anyone who thinks it’s important for young people to have access to information about sex and sexuality. Yesterday, Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) introduced legislation that would finally end federal funding for abstinence-only programs. The Repealing Ineffective and Incomplete Abstinence-Only Program Funding Act would strike [...]
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National Sex Ed Week of Action: Quiz and giveaway

TweetIt’s the National Sex Ed Week of Action! To celebrate, Planned Parenthood of NYC is giving away a package of safe-sex goodies to the Feministing reader who emails me ** with the correct answers to all five of the following sex-ed related questions. Pencils ready? And, go: 1. Name one of the two most common [...]
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The Feministing Five: Jessica Yee

TweetJessica Yee is the Founder and Executive Director of the Native Youth Sexual Health Network, a North America-wide organization devoted to reproductive justice, sexual health and youth empowerment. It’s for youth, by youth – its oldest employee is twenty-five and its youngest is fourteen. Half of America’s indigenous population is under twenty-five, and Native Americans [...]
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The Feministing Five: Heather Corinna

TweetHeather Corinna, a writer and activist, is the founder of Scarleteen, one of the internet’s best sex ed resources for young people, and the author of S.E.X.: The All-You-Need-to-Know Progressive Sexuality Guide for Getting You Through High School and College. Scarleteen, which Corinna started in 1998, tries to fill the gaps left – whether intentionally [...]
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