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Plan B comes to some New York City Public Schools

TweetNew York City’s Department of Education is launching a pilot program making the morning after pill available to high school aged girls. The CATCH (Connecting Adolescents To Comprehensive Health) program will make emergency accessible for girls as young as 14 without parental consent. New York City’s public schools may be be the first in the [...]
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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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Why is the Obama administration endorsing a virginity pledge-based abstinence-only program?

TweetRecently, the Obama administration quietly updated its list of “evidence-based programs” that “met the effectiveness criteria” for preventing teenage pregnancy and are therefore endorsed by the Department of Health and Human Services. This list includes the Heritage Keepers Abstinence Education program. Which is weird because, like basically all abstinence-only programs ever, it doesn’t work. According [...]
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What do Peru and Utah have in common? Fierce youth advocates for starters

TweetThis week, youth advocates from around the world are in New York for the Commission in Population and Development, the United Nations’ annual meeting on development, health and rights. This year’s meeting is focused on adolescents and youth, and these young advocates are in town to ensure that governments uphold prior commitments to advancing the [...]
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Tennessee doesn’t even want kids to hold hands until marriage

Tweet While Gov. Walker was signing a shitty new abstinence-only bill, the Tennessee legislature was quietly outdoing everyone. Last week, the state updated its abstinence-only curriculum to ensure that teachers don’t encourage teh sexytimes with all their wanton hand-holding: Tennessee senators approved an update to the state’s abstinence-based sex education law that includes warnings against [...]
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