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Understanding ‘abstinence,’ the Trump administration’s favorite sex-ed buzzword

Not everyone will agree on what just constitutes abstinence—or its benefits.

On Jun 17, 2018 by Claire Lampen

Planned Parenthood and Human Rights Campaign protesters gather at the U.S. Capitol to support quality health care for all.

Planned Parenthood, ACLU sue Trump administration over pro-abstinence shift in Title X funding

The Trump administration wants providers to promote the rhythm method.

On May 3, 2018 by Samantha Grasso

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How the Trump administration is making it hard for LGBTQ teens to learn about safe sex

Its focus on abstinence-only sex ed is especially harmful to queer teens.

On Apr 24, 2018

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Abstinence-only sex education is still being taught in schools—but we can change that

The Trump administration’s antiquated approach to teen sex must be stopped.

On Sep 1, 2017 by Claire Lampen

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Bristol Palin’s pregnancy drama isn’t an excuse to slut-shame her

Here's something better to criticize her for.

On Jun 30, 2015 by Anne Thériault

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Norwegian sex-ed show teaches kids how to French kiss and masturbate

Conservatives are in an uproar over 'Newton,' an incredibly frank (and graphic) children's sex ed show in Norway.

On May 13, 2015 by EJ Dickson

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This Texas school with an abstinence-only curriculum is now hosting a chlamydia outbreak

Well, this is the shock of the century.

On May 5, 2015 by EJ Dickson

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Professor livetweets son’s appalling abstinence-only sex ed class

Hey, abstinence-only sex educators: Don't let a noted scientist sit on your classes.

On Apr 16, 2015 by Dylan Love

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Porn star Rocco Siffredi is swearing off sex until Italy wins the World Cup

He's refraining from scoring so the Italian team can. 

On Jun 13, 2014 by EJ Dickson

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What kids really believe about sex will make you fear for humanity

Children of America, we're so sorry we've failed you.

On Mar 5, 2014 by EJ Dickson

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A student’s fight against abstinence education goes viral

It all started when a high school sex-ed instructor told students, "If your mom gives you birth control, she probably hates you."

On Apr 18, 2013 by Kris Holt