Texas got a sex ed update, but students and educators say there's still a lot missing
The last time Texas updated its sex education curriculum, was in the '90s. Students will now learn about contraception and STIs — but not gender or consent. And the classes are all optional.
A new puberty guide for kids aims to replace anxiety with self-confidence
Talking about testes and menses can be super awkward for any kid. A new book tries to take the embarrassment out of growing up – and be inclusive of every body.
Starting A COVID-19 'Social Bubble'? How Safe Sex Communication Skills Can Help
Sex educators and sexologists have some advice for safe coronavirus socializing. Just like in the bedroom, overcommunicate about your needs and seek consent.
Trump Administration Sued Over Ending Funding Of Teen Pregnancy Programs
Several Planned Parenthood chapters and other groups are suing the federal government because they say their grants for sex education and pregnancy prevention were canceled without explanation.
For Some With Intellectual Disabilities, Ending Abuse Starts With Sex Ed
The high rates of sexual assault among people with intellectual disabilities can make romantic relationships difficult. One class aims to teach them about healthy relationships and sexuality.
From Polio To Poverty To Sex Ed: 9 Predictions For 2018
We asked doctors, researchers and aid workers to look into the future. Here's what they foresee.
Asian-American Teens Say They Lie To Doctors About Sex
Doctors presume that Asian-American teens aren't having sex, and teenagers presume that doctors will tell their parents if they ask about contraception or other key aspects of sexual health.
Teasing A Girl At A Pakistani Park Could Get You Whacked With A Stick
It's the job of a patrol to stop what's called "Eve-teasing" — the sexual harassment of women. The effort reflects the country's ongoing gender tensions.
Sex Won't Make You Dance Better; Sex In A Pool Won't Prevent Pregnancy
That's what health care educator Jane Otai had to tell a group of teenage girls to correct their mistaken ideas about being sexually active.