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Tell Us What Sex Ed in the United States Is Really Like 

It’s hard to talk about sex education in the United States. Not just because conservative protesters try to prevent their local schools from teaching it, but because–as John Oliver pointed out last month in a spot-on segment of Last Week Tonight–lesson plans in US schools are wildly inconsistent, varying dramatically…

Bobby Jindal Cut Planned Parenthood Funding, Blames Them for Teen Pregnancy and STIs

In a radio interview Wednesday, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal blamed the state’s high rates of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections on Planned Parenthood, saying they’re evidence that PP is “awful at what they do.” Under Jindal, Louisiana cut millions from the family planning budget. Jindal also signed…

When Women Have More Control Over Bearing Children, Their Lives Are Obviously Way Better

A brand new and obsessively thorough review of scientific literature has revealed — and you'll probably want to brace yourselves — that having procreational autonomy is "crucial" to a woman's social and economic advancement. Not only that, but, since women pretty much account for half of all the people, when women can…

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New York City Launches Plan B Pilot Program in 13 Schools, Only Some Pearl-Clutching Ensues

The New York City Department of Education is implementing a particularly progressive pilot program in 13 schools across the city — students as young as 14 at those schools will now have access to Plan B emergency contraception. The program is part of a wider effort to lower the rate of teen pregnancy, as some 7,000…