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Texas ranks third in the nation for having a high teen pregnancy rate (73 out of every 1000), behind New Mexico (80) and Mississippi (76). And it leads the nation in the rate of second teen pregnancies. Obviously, the state leaders are doing somethin...

"Abstinence only" is a failed approach in sex education, so why is it being trotted out again when it comes to sexting? A report by Yfoundations, a policy group that looks at issues affecting young people, suggests that attempts to scare teenagers ab...

"I don’t think that’s a word you should be afraid of." The post Teacher Says She Was Fired For Saying The Word ‘Vagina’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

"Our legislators have no problem jumping on the anti-pornography resolution bandwagon, but efforts to have a comprehensive sex education program in Utah schools was swiftly and overwhelming defeated by a House committee." The post The Hypocrisy Of Ut...

Sex ed classes in the U.S. just keep getting worse. The post Even Fewer Kids Are Learning Basic Things About Sex Ed appeared first on ThinkProgress.

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control shows that middle and high schools in the United States are doing an almost universally terrible job teaching sex ed. Schools are especially struggling with teaching students how to get and use condoms...

In some states, as few as 8 percent of schools told students how to obtain condoms. The post Shocking Maps Show How Bad U.S. Sex Ed Is appeared first on ThinkProgress.