News | Topic: Sex Ed

A Lot Of People Are Mad That Teen Vogue Published A Guide To Anal Sex

The article has caused controversy online with social media users calling for a boycott of the publication. Read the article here.

Pre-Teens In Netherlands Increasingly Exposed To Sex, Graphic Images Online

Two thirds of Dutch 9 to 12 year olds are regularly confronted with graphic, sexual images online, according to research by Rutgers knowledge institute and broadcaster NOS.

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Beyond Sex Ed: How To Talk To Teens About Love

Love — or infatuation, at least — is part of school, whether we want it to be or not. It’s often school that gives us our first crush, our first dance-induced cold sweat, and that first bitter taste of heartbreak. So should we talk about it in schools?

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How To Talk To Your Kids About Sex (With As Little Awkwardness As Possible)

Kara Powell helps those who are nervous about talking to their kids about sex in her blog for Fuller Youth Institute.

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Here’s Why Teen STDs Are Hitting All-Time Highs

Lack of sex ed, fearlessness and not getting tested are to blame. Read the article from Time here.

Long-Term, Reversible Contraception Gains Traction With Young Women

A number of states recently have dedicated more money to educating women and health care providers about the 99 percent effectiveness of long-acting, reversible forms of contraception, like the intrauterine device, or IUD. Read the article here.

Many Teens Give Sex Ed A Failing Grade

Teens around the world are getting sex education in schools that fail to address their needs and concerns, researchers report.

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Condoms Don’t Necessarily Help Teen Girls Avoid Pregnancy

According to a new study, distribution in schools can actually increase fertility rates. Can alternative policies be more effective?

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Dear Teenagers: Porn Sex Is Not ‘Real Sex’

A new study suggests that 53 percent of boys believe the aggressive sex they see in porn is how people actually have sex.

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More Than Half of Teen Boys Think Porn Is Realistic

A new study shows that 53% of teen boys and 39% of teen girls think the sex acts they see in porn are realistic.

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Teens Could Face Ten Years in Prison Under Proposed Dating-Violence Bill

Teen advocates in South Carolina say teens are not well protected from dating violence under the current law, and a new bill would require schools to address dating violence in sex ed class and would make dating violence a felony.

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Why Are More and More Teen Girls Getting Cosmetic Genital Surgery?

An increasing number of American teen girls are asking their doctors for cosmetic genital surgery, according to a new paper from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

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The Netherlands Makes A Case for Sex Ed Starting in Kindergarten

In the Netherlands, sex education (referred to as “sexuality education”) starts as young as four years old in an effort to give young people the best possible information about sex and healthy relationships. And it’s paying off: the Netherlands has one of the lowest teen pregnancy rates in the world, five times lower than the U.S. (which does not require mandatory comprehensive sex education in all states).

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The American State of Teenage Sex in Three Charts

As President Obama cuts federal funding to abstinence-only programs, STDs remain common for young adults while the teen pregnancy rate drops.

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Sex Attitudes and Behaviors Among European Youth

How comfortable are young people when it comes to talking about sex? MTV Knowing Youth asks this question and more as part of a recent survey.

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Vogue Tells Teens To Go To Planned Parenthood: “It Will Make a Difference in Your Lives”

From the article:

“In honor of Planned Parenthood’s National Day of Solidarity, Teen Vogue wanted to do something to show their gratitude toward the abortion giant and “how hard they work to keep all of us healthy,” by giving them a promotional article headlined “10 Girls Share How Planned Parenthood Made a Difference in Their Lives.”

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CDC: ‘Alarming’ Increase in STDs

Sexually transmitted diseases like chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis increased dramatically in 2014, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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When Your Child Takes Nude Selfies

After a recent sexting scandal at a Colorado high school, TIME Magazine addresses the response most parents have and why it’s not always the most effective.

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Alas, You Do Have to Talk To Your Teen About Sex

Kids who hear from parents make wiser choices. Read the article here.

What The Future of Sex Ed May Look Like in The U.S.

Sexual education in the U.S. school system is likely to change in the coming years, here’s a peak at what it might look like. Read the article here.