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Two brothers, two babies

"I'd have liked to have settled down with a nice man first but it didn't happen. I was ready to have a baby anyway." So says Elizabeth Rawling of Bristol, England. The only thing is, she's not a thirty-something professional with a good job and a...

Abstinence education still doesn't work

A team of researchers from Oxford University has determined (again) that abstinence-only education doesn't work. At least, it doesn't work if the goal is to prevent kids from having sex or to prevent kids from getting pregnant or pretty much anything...

Teen sex rates level off

In the 90's, the numbers of teenagers having sex declined steadily. Maybe it was the whole grunge music thing. Maybe it was the debut of the Simpsons. Who knows. We know it wasn't due to abstinence-only education. And yet, the government has been...

States change sex offender laws to reduce 'Romeo' convictions

So-called "Romeo and Juliet" romances, where consensual sex occurs between teenagers, sometimes leads to prosecution as a sex-offender for the older partner. In most states, a 19-year-old who has sex with a 17-year-old could be charged as a sex...

Sex is okay for older teens?

Those who advocate abstinence-only education for teenagers argue that young people who engage in sexual activity suffer harmful emotional consequences. But a new analysis finds that risk may only apply to those under 15 years of age, who are usually...

Teen gets 10 years in jail for consensual sex

A teenager who was sentenced to 10 years in prison for having consensual sex with a 15-year old lost his appeal on Friday by the Georgia Supreme Court. Genarlow Wilson was 17 years old when he and the 15 year old engaged in consensual oral sex. He...

Few favour abstinence education

Did you know that the American federal government gives around $ 170 million dollars every year to states and community groups to preach the "Just Say No" brand of sex education? I didn't! That's a lot of money that could be going toward condoms and...

Parents having a hard time grappling with STD prevention vaccine

Parents and teenage girls are facing a new dilemma in terms of health care. With the recent arrival of the new vaccine to help prevent HPV, human papillomavirus. When girls are given the three doses of the vaccine it can help to prevent the...

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