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How YouTubers took over sex education

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The Guardian, Tues March 13, 2018 With UK schools increasingly falling short, vloggers such as Hannah Witton and Laci Green have stepped up to offer guidance on everything from body confidence to sexual pleasure.  YouTube sex educators are increasingly popular, and for the young people I speak to, such videos are where almost all their information about sex now comes from. Read more...

Sex Education Based on Abstinence? There’s a Real Absence of Evidence

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New York Times, August 22, 2017 Religious conservatives worry that teaching teenagers about birth control will encourage premarital sex. Liberals argue that failing to teach about it ensures more unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. So it was a welcome development when, a few years ago, Congress began to shift funding for sex education to focus on evidence-based outcomes...

Teens should be educated about safer sexting not just abstinence, report says

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The Guardian, Monday 31 October 2016 06.43 AEDT Teenagers should be educated on how to sext more safely and be respectful of each other rather than be persuaded by educational materials to abstain from sexting, a new report says. The paper, written by Yfoundations youth health sector support officer Jessie Hunt, is a first in Australian public health policy. It says resources aimed at educating...

Denied Birth Control, Teens Still Have Sex — Unsafe Sex

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Refinery 29, June 16, 2016 3:40 PM Kenyan-born and Tanzania-based sexual health educator Maureen Oduor knows that soda doesn’t prevent pregnancy, but not all of the young women she counsels do. “In Kenya, adolescents believe that drinking a glass of Coca-Cola soda before and after sex can prevent a girl from getting pregnant,” she tells me. In Tanzania, meanwhile, “people...

Scripture classes: Calls for crackdown on public schools re “dangerous” messages about sex

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Sydney Morning Herald, May 6, 2015 – 9:19AM
Scripture books promoting “dangerous” messages about sex and male power are being used in NSW public schools, leading to calls for a crack down on special religious education.
Parent-run lobby group Fairness in Religions in Schools (FIRIS) has raised concerns.
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The Truth About Abstinence-Only Programs

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Accurate, balanced sex education – including information about contraception and condoms – is a basic human right of youth. Such education helps young people to reduce their risk of potentially negative outcomes, such as unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Such education can also help youth to enhance the quality of their relationships and to develop decision-making...

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