Tag Archives: Comprehensive Sex Education

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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Debunking Racist and Classist Myths about Teen Pregnancy.

TweetA study put out by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unwanted Pregnancy has found evidence that the majority of teens at risk of unwanted pregnancy are not from low income and/or single parent families. via Susan Reimer for the Baltimore Sun. According to research conducted for the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and [...]
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