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Planned Parenthood: Sex Education Law Inviting Greater Parental Scrutiny ‘Dangerous’

Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii spokeswoman Jessica Cier said the sex education legislation — which is becoming law without Gov. Bill Walker’s signature — is a “crushing blow for comprehensive and medically accurate sexual health education” because it will invite considerable scrutiny of the curriculum by parents and local boards of education.

NEWCASTLE, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 01: Matthew Rayner and Erin Bowmaker pose for pictures with school friends before catching the bus to the school prom on July 1, 2011 in Newcastle, United Kingdom. After months of preparation more than 200 final year students aged 15 to 16 from Cramlington Learning …

Pediatricians: Abstinence on the Rise

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reveals that nearly 60 percent of high school students today have never had sex – an increase of 28 percent since 1991.

In this Oct. 8, 2015, file photo, Justin Pace reads along with classmates during a ninth-grade Teen Talk High School class at Carlmont High School in Belmont, Calif.

Alaska Lawmakers Approve Bill To Restrict Sex Ed in Public Schools

The Alaska state legislature is sending a bill that requires sex education curricula for the state’s public school students to be approved by local school boards and open to review by parents to the desk of Independent Gov. Bill Walker.

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California Schools Struggle to Teach LGBT History

The FAIR Education Act, which forces California public schools to include lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) contributions to children’s history classes, has left schools struggling to figure out how to implement the mandate with little guidance from the state, according to

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Disabled Sex Education Books Created For Schools

A series of explicit sex education textbooks have been launched in Sweden, specifically aimed at youngsters with special needs. The books cover sex, puberty and masturbation for the disabled. Sweden is one of the most “progressive” nations on earth when

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New Hampshire Governor Vetoes Bill Requiring Parental Notice of Sexual Subject Material

“By imposing inflexible notice requirements on certain curricula, House Bill 332 would be an impediment to an adaptable learning environment, which is critical to helping our students develop the skills and critical thinking necessary for success in the 21st century economy,” the Democrat governor said in a veto message.

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Fresno Unified Dropped Sex Ed, May Reinstate It

The Fresno Unified School District, the nation’s fourth-largest, with roughly 73,000 students, has no comprehensive sex education program in place after dropping an earlier, controversial program. In response, Fresno Barrios Unidos, a teen and parent health organization, and the ACLU of Northern California have expressed their desire to implement a sex education program. In December 2013 they held a gathering calling for the district to improve its sex education curriculum.

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Professor Wants Hardcore Porn Shown in Jr. High Classrooms

A Danish professor is calling for hardcore pornography to be shown in schools, based on a theory that it will help children become “critical consumers,” able to distinguish between real-life sex and its unrealistic depiction on film.