Teen Sex Ed Taught Mostly by Schools, Families, Study Shows

Girls are more likely than boys to be exposed to information about hormonal birth control. Source: Getty
Ask most parents, and they'll agree it's crucial kids receive accurate, trusted information about sexual issues.
But while you ...
Schools and family are the most common and trusted sources when it comes to sex ed.

Parents Worry Where Kids Are Learning About Sex, Study Says

Do you want Kim Kardashian teaching your kids about sex? Credit: Jon Kopaloff, FilmMagic The doorbell rings. It's Kim Kardashian. And she's packed into a largely hypothetical outfit from Frederick's of OMG! "Well, heeellooo," she ...Your kids want to learn about sex from you, not Kim Kardashian.

Teacher Gets an F for Her X-Rated Test

Are we being graded on this? Credit: Getty Images
So, whaddaya think? Are all sexual positions comfortable? Do African-American men really have bigger, er, uh, you know ... It's difficult to even finish the question. These are not the sort of ...
"Welcome to religion and ethics class. Let's talk sex organs."

Would You Use A Video Game To Teach Your Kids About Sex?

Would a video game make the sex talk less awkward? Credit: Corbis
Adventures in Sex City, a cartoon-y Canadian video game designed to teach young people about safe sex, was introduced in February of 2010 and caused some controversy. But it wa...

Daughters Say Dads Should Do More to Prepare Them for Sex and Dating

Dads, do you want your daughters to feel prepared for relationships? Then talk to them. Credit: Getty Images
Well, dads, it looks like you no longer will be able to get out of having "the talk" with your adolescent daughters. A new study repor...
Trying to get out of "the talk" with your daughter? A new study reports that a vast majority of young women feel their dads could have done better in helping to prepare them for sexuality and dating.

Teen Sex Ed Covers the Birds and the Bees, Minus the Birth Control

About one third of teens aren't learning about contraception in schools. Credit: Getty Images
Here's the good news on the controversial teen sex front: It turns out nearly all U.S. teens are getting the lowdown about sex at school. Now, the bad n...
Here's the good news on the controversial teen sex front: It turns out nearly all U.S. teens are getting the lowdown about sex at school. Now, the bad news: These conversations about sex and sexuality often skip contraceptives.

Sex Education for Kids? Just Tune In, Log On, Listen Up

No glove, no love (we hope). Credit: Corbis
"Ain't no chaperones, this could be the night of your dreams ... We're rocking back and forth under the disco ball, we're the only ones on the floor ... Girl I promise I'll be gentle, I know we gotta ...
In a recent policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) warns pediatricians, parents and the media about the danger of sexual messages U.S. teens and children are getting from television, music, the Internet and other forms of media.

Massachusetts Elementary School to Distribute Condoms to Students

PRODUCTION PLAYER! DO NOT DELETE. Starting this fall, kindergarten through fifth grade students at Veterans Memorial Elementary School in Provincetown, Mass., will be able to obtain free condoms, ABC News reports. Debate about ...

Dads Make a Difference Advocates Responsible Parenting for Young Teens

Jasmine Lofton, a student at Robbinsdale Armstrong High School in Plymouth, Minn., attends a peer-educator training workshop for Dads Make a Difference. Photo courtesy DMAD
It took four women to create a group focusing on dads. Dads Make a D...

Girl Scouts Distribute Planned Parenthood Sex Guide at United Nations Meeting

The Planned Parenthood brochure encourages young people to explore their bodies.
The World Association of Girl Scouts and Girl Guides hosted a "no-adults-welcome panel" at the United Nations this week, where Planned Parenthood was allowed to dist...

Sex Ed: When Is the Right Time to Have 'The Talk'?

A good friend told me the best parenting advice she ever got: Your child will let you know what she is ready for. So, don't buy her a bike for her birthday if she hasn't asked for one; wait until she expresses a desire for a bike, then buy the bi...

Teacher Gives Sex Tape to Students

Teacher begs students not to press play. Photo:
One teacher shared a memory of herself when she accidentally included a private sex scene on a DVD for the class. To commemorate the past school year and say goodbye to her fifth grade cl...

Favorite Books, Mom Friends and Funny Kid Videos - Links We Love

A squirrel shows us than even in the animal kingdom, teaching kids takes patience. Photo courtesy of
Anyone who's ever tried to teach a toddler to do anything will love this feel-good video about a big squirrel, a little squirrel and a wal...

Would You Give Condoms to Your 14-Year-Old?

School isn't the only place where sex education is a dilemma. Most parents would like their children to remain abstinent throughout their teens, but worry that withholding information about birth control and sexually transmitted diseases will lead to...

Bristol Palin Says Abstinence-Only Sex Ed is Just Not Realistic

Bristol Palin, teenage daughter of 44-year-old mother of five and former Vice Presidential hopeful Sarah Palin, made headlines last summer when it was revealed that she and boyfriend Levi Johnston were expecting a child. Ah, the irony of a teen pregn...


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