Posts Tagged "sex ed"

This is a fantastic post on how driver’s ed would look if it were taught like abstinence-only-’til-marriage sex ed.  I would like to point out that as that post makes abundantly clear, telling someone to “just say no” is ineffective.  Teaching — even encouraging–abstinence can be a good thing because everyone needs the skills and self-confidence to set and maintain boundaries. But, everyone also...

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Teen Males Need More Sex Ed


Posted By on Apr 21, 2010

Teen males aren’t getting the sexual health counseling they need from healthcare providers about HIV and sexually transmitted infections. A New York Times article points out that fewer than one-quarter of teen males received provider counseling about STIs, and fewer than one-fifth were counseled about contraception. Only 26% of teen males engaging in high-risk sex were counseled. The study was conducted to learn whether more...

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It can be scary for parent to think about their children viewing explicit sexual material online, and it’s a good thing to want to protect our children from seeing things they’re not developmentally ready for.  However, we simply cannot control everything our children see. The first time I taught a junior high sex education class, I asked the students’ parents what filters they were using on their computers and TVs...

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Back to School, Back to Sex


Posted By on Aug 25, 2009

Upon starting ninth grade, a teen told her mom, “The minute you walk into high school, all people talk about is sex — who’s having it, what they’re doing, and who they’re doing it with.” Sex talk in school usually starts before high school, though. A kindergarten teacher said one of her male students claimed, “I know how people do sex,” before he proceeded to thrust his hips backward and...

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