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Scientists tell congress to just say no to abstinence-only education

Ten top researchers in the field of adolescent sexual and reproductive health recently sent a letter to members of congress calling for an end to government funding and support for abstinence-only education. The scientists note that "by design,...

Female condom gets a redesign

When the female condom was introduced in the late 1990's, it didn't go over so well. Women talk about these things and I have never known one single person who ever tried one. Apparently, there was a "yuck factor" with couples finding them awkward,...

Britney Spears pregnant again, has no idea who the father is

If this is true, Britney Spears must be addicted to being pregnant. Barely post-rehab, in the midst of a nasty divorce, and with a bad habit of smoking in front of her kids, it's rumored that the former pop star has done it again. Oops. According...

Fox to Trojan: condoms don't really prevent pregnancy

So what's appropriate for television? Judging by what's on most stations, scantily-clad, wafer-thin, highly-sexualized teenage pop stars shakin' their booty are apparently fine for all ages, just like prescription drug ads for herpes and erectile...

Fewer teens becoming parents

How are America's kids doing? According to National Center for Health Statistics, they are doing very well, thank you. Fewer teens are having sex and those who are doing it, are using condoms. As a result, the teen birthrate is lower than it has ever...

Reward for condom stealing teens

I once heard that Preparation H is one of the pharmacy's most stolen items, not because it is an expensive product, but because people are too embarassed to admit they have hemorrhoids to random cashiers. I'm not sure if it's true, but it makes...

Critical Conversations: Sex Education

No, don't get too excited. I am not going to talk about the fifth graders who decided to have sex when left unsupervised for fifteen minutes. Though, at some point, I might. No, the topic for today, Boys and Girls, is Sex Education in the schools. I...

Swanky or Spanky -- underwear with a built-in condom pocket

Not everyone is ready to have kids (or more kids, as the case may be). That doesn't mean, however, that they necessarily want to give up their social life. Enter Swanky or Spanky Limited, a british company started by a former social worker to promote...

Brazilian schools to install condom vending machines

The health ministry in Brazil is planning to put condom vending machines into the schools despite facing criticism for the idea. In the largely catholic nation, however, two-thirds of the parents surveyed by UNESCO said they liked having the...

Many penises too small for condoms in India

I remember walking into the room of my college roommate to get something and finding a box of "extra large" condoms on the side table. I couldn't help but chuckle; did her boyfriend (who was a tiny little thing) really need anything that big? I...

Musical condoms: the rhythm of love

Here's a quick one for all you parents that are secretly thinking "please, God, I love my kid, but I can't handle any more." Introducing the Idon from Chinese condom manufacturer Ondo Creation. Even better than the ingenious German "spray-on"...

Honest talks from teachers about sex education

My son's 8th grade class has spent the last two weeks studying an anatomy block. The block culminated, notice I didn't say climaxed, in an intense few days that covered both the male and female reproductive systems and how they are used to reproduce....

The images from this condom ad frighten me

Via AdJab:  Once upon a time, a long, long time ago, condoms were used merely as contraception.  It's true!  Back then, people weren't worried about contracting a sexually transmitted disease, they were worried about getting...

Rhythm method more likely to kill embryos than other methods

Some bad news for devoted Pro-Lifers has just been released by the London School of Economics. The rhythm method, which employs the practice of only participating in intercourse when a woman is not in the fertile phase of her menstrual cycle, has...

And this is where Mommy keeps the condoms...

Thinking about this post by Kristin Scott reminded me about a conversation I had recently with another Mommy blogger...This Mommy Blogger, whom I will call M.B. to protect her identity, has teenage children. She was telling me that when her kids...

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