Jax Norman

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What Happens When You Don’t Get Good Sex Education?

I grew up in a non denominational fundamentalist Christian home and church, and I believed the Bible with all my heart. At the age of 13, I was …

US teens getting less formal sex education since 2006

Formal instruction about birth control and other aspects of sexual health in the U.S. is on the decline, according to an analysis of survey data from 2006 to 2013.<p>"The declines in formal sex education we observed since 2006 are distressing, but unfortunately are part of a longer term retreat from …

Public Health

Formal Sex Education Is On The Decline In The U.S.

(Reuters Health) – Formal instruction about birth control and other aspects of sexual health in the U.S. is on the decline, according to an analysis of survey data from 2006 to 2013.<p>“The declines in formal sex education we observed since 2006 are distressing, but unfortunately are part of a longer …

Take One Guess How Well Abstinence-Only Sex Education Works

The United States has spent more than $1.4 billion to promote abstinence and monogamy in an effort to reduce HIV risk in 14 African countries and a …

George W. Bush

Supreme Court punts on Little Sisters birth control mandate case

The Supreme Court declined to rule on a major challenge to Obamacare's birth control mandate Monday, instead punting a series of challenges from …

Brazil
Barack Obama

Porn is a public health hazard - one that's crippling our teenagers

“I know the other boys watch it, but he doesn’t.”<p>An older friend was sharing her concerns over what material her 13-year-old son might – or might not – be viewing online. “I don’t think he has any interest in that stuff.”<p>The likelihood is that she’s wrong.<p>Ninety per cent of eight to 16-year-olds …

Women's Reproductive Health in Play in Granite State

Devon Chaffee of ACLU of New Hampshire is giving Granite State lawmakers credit for holding the line on women's reproductive rights this legislative …

Rights & Freedoms

State-Level Attacks on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Continue, But There's Also Some Good News

State legislatures came into session in January and quickly focused on a range of sexual and reproductive health and rights issues. By the end of the …

Rights & Freedoms

California Women Can Now Get Birth Control Without a Prescription

Excellent news out of the Golden state!<p>California girls are about to be known for more than bikinis, suntans, and our ability to wear flip flops in literally all types of weather, no matter what the consequences might be.<p>The <i>Los Angeles Times</i> reports that women of any age can now procure birth …

Pregnancy
Nonprofits
Pope Francis

Sex Ed, America, 2016: Where the Information Is Often Absent — or Medically Inaccurate

Only 13 states require that HIV and sexual education be medically accurate.<p>Here, as early as age 4, school children are taught about their bodies and …

Public Health

Real Education for Healthy Youth Act Reintroduced in the Senate

Today, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) reintroduced the Real Education for Healthy Youth Act (REHYA), which would provide youth and young adults with …

Senate Bill Would Require Sex Ed to be LGBTQ-Inclusive, Medically Accurate

A bill pending in the Senate could drastically improve the sad state of sex education in this country. On Thursday, Sen. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, …

VOX: Raising Our Voices for Comprehensive Sex Education

VOX represents the University of ArizonaThe University of Arizona is home to a passionate chapter of VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood, where the …

Planned Parenthood