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Turning the Tide on HIV

Aug 3, 2012 | STDs/STIs |Sexual Health |Sex ed |Condoms |HIV | Comments (4)
Reports of dramatic decline in sexual risks among black youth is certainly news that brings cheer and deserves universal appreciation. The advances made by a community that has been disproportionately affected by the scourge of HIV/AIDS are certainly encouraging. The data covering 1991 to 2011 was presented by Dr Laura Kann, Ph.D., Chief, Surveillance and Evaluation Research Branch, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at the XIX International AIDS Conference held on July 25, 2012, at Washington, D.C.

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Sex education: How young is too young?

Jul 1, 2010 | Sexual Health |Sex ed |Adolescent health | Comments (0)
A somewhat controversial article was published in the UK last week. According to the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) in London and Manchester, children as young as five years old should be taught about sex—and not just sex but the “value of ‘mutually rewarding sexual relationships’” says Jimmy Kilpatrick from

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Wisconsin’s Tussle Over Sex Ed

Apr 13, 2010 | Sex ed |Adolescent health | Comments (0)

Wisconsin’s Governor recently signed into law the Healthy Youth Act, a measure that requires schools in the state to update their human growth and development curricula to offer age-appropriate comprehensive sexual education. This includes information on the use of birth control and contraceptives.

Good for them, and I hope they have thick skins and steeled nerves. They’ll need them.

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