Study: Sex Ed Needs To Start Much, Much Earlier

Many American educators will be shocked to learn that the best way to encourage safe sexual practices is not to cover your eyes and pretend that the youths won't grope each other dirtily 'til marriage if you vehemently insist that they shouldn't. In fact, a new study shows that teaching kids about sex before puberty… » 8/05/14 3:20pm 8/05/14 3:20pm

Teens Bone With or Without Condoms, Say Docs for the Millionth Time

Seriously, dum-dums, how many times do we have to go over this? Condoms do not cause sexy intercourse any more than seat belts cause car accidents. Adding yet another voice to this "conversation," which has seemingly been raging since the invention of penises, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on… » 10/28/13 8:30pm 10/28/13 8:30pm

Children of Ohio, You Are Officially Screwed When It Comes to Sex Ed

Apparently being known for Steubenville isn't enough for Ohio — they're now trying to corner the market on not educating their teens about sex. Yesterday, the Ohio House Finance Committee's Republican members voted to adopt a state budget amendment that mandates an abstinence-only approach to sexual education. Oh,… » 4/17/13 1:50pm 4/17/13 1:50pm

Is This The End For Abstinence-Only Education?

The end of the Bush era may signal the end of the "abstinence-only" approach to sex education programs. Rep. Louise Slaughter of New York hopes to end the failing programs with the "Prevention First Act." » 1/18/09 4:30pm 1/18/09 4:30pm

Joseph Sullivan, the principal of Gloucester High School who told Time » 8/13/08 9:20am 8/13/08 9:20am magazine that some of the girls at his school had made a now infamous "pregnancy pact," . Sullivan quit after the mayor of Gloucester and other school officials held a press conference (to which Sullivan was not invited) and denied that the pact…