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How The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Affecting Another Epidemic Among Teens: STDs

2020 marks the fifth consecutive year of increasing rates of gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis in the U.S.. Read the article here.

Teen Romance In The Age Of Covid: What Parents Need To Know

It appears that young flirtations are impervious to global health crises. Read the article here.

10 Sneaky Ways Porn Will Target Your Kids In 2021

Porn targets kids even in the most trusted and mainstream places. Read the article here.

Is Marriage Becoming Irrelevant?

29% say it is very important for a couple to marry if they have a child, down from 38% in 2013. Read the report here.

Massachusetts Lowers Age For Abortions Without Parental Consent

Massachusetts’ legislature overrode its Republican governor’s veto of a bill on Tuesday that expanded abortion access in a variety of ways, including allowing 16-year-old girls to obtain abortions without parental consent. Read the article here.

Frustrations Grow Over Cheerleading’s Mishandled Sexual Misconduct Cases

USA TODAY interviewed nearly two dozen people who expressed frustration with the way USASF handled their concerns, citing the organization’s drawn-out process and lack of communication. Read the article here.

Fed-Up Teens Are Outing Their Rapists On TikTok

Social media may feel like some women’s only route to justice. Read the article here.

Today’s Porn Industry: 5 Things Every Parent Needs to Know

Parents should know that the porn industry is powerfuland it’s coming after your child’s eyeballs, time and sexual template, not to mention their future. Read the full article from Protect Young Minds here.

The New York Times Exposé That Sparked The Possible Beginning Of The End Of Pornhub

Over the last week, the unethical and damaging actions and inactions of Pornhub have been exposed on the international stage through award-winning journalist Nicholas Kristof’s op-ed, “The Children of Pornhub.” Read the full article here.

Visa And Mastercard Sever Ties With Pornhub Due To Abusive Content On The Site

In a monumental loss for the porn site giant, Mastercard and Visa announced today that they had prohibited the use of their cards on Pornhub, after the New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof reported last week that the platform included videos of child abuse and rape. Read the full article here.

Puberty Blockers: Under-16s in UK ‘Unlikely’ To Be Able To Give Informed Consent

Children under 16 with gender dysphoria are unlikely to be able to give informed consent to undergo treatment with puberty-blocking drugs, three High Court judges have ruled. Read the article here.

Swedish Gymnastics To Let Youths Choose Their Own Gender Category

Young Swedish transgender gymnasts will be allowed to compete in whatever class they want, following a new decision by the Swedish Gymnastics Federation. Read the article here.

‘Transhood’: New HBO Max Documentary ‘More Exploitative Than Cuties’

A new HBO Max documentary raises new questions about the transgender debate and how parents play a role in shaping their children’s gender identity, and it has prompted calls to boycott the streaming service. Read the article here.

Pumping The Brakes On Teen Sex Change

A judge gives a mother more time to make her case. Read the article here.

Genderless Retail

From store layouts to online shopping categories, the gender-free treatment is hitting mainstream retail. Read the article here.

Porn Industry 101 For Parents: Discover What Your Kids Are Up Against

What exactly is the porn industry. And what should you know about it? Read the post from Protect Young Minds here.

Parents And Experts Speak Up About Transgenderism’s Effect On Children

Parent-activists say they want to counter the deluge of transgender-affirming messages their children hear from news and entertainment, public schools, counselors, medical professionals, and, most importantly, peer groups and social media. Read the article here.

Erotic Lit And Young Minds – How Hyper-Sexualized Fiction Harms Girls And Boys

Protect Young Minds interviews Lacy Bentley about kid access to erotic lit and more. Read or watch the interview here.

John Piper: Pastors Must Be Held To A Higher Standard Of Sexual Purity

When it comes to issues of sexual purity, pastors are not “just one of the guys” and should be held to a higher standard, influential pastor and author John Piper said. Read the full article on the Christian Post here.

Pope Francis Is Calling For Civil Union Laws For Same-Sex Couples

In comments that aired in a new documentary that released on Wednesday, Pope Francis gave clear support to the LGBTQ community, calling for “civil union laws” to provide legal backing to same-sex relationships. Read the full article here.