Vaginas Are Sperm Depositories and Other Scary Things About the State of New York’s Sex Ed Curricula

By: Wednesday September 19, 2012 7:00 pm

Along with many others children, teens, and adults, this week I went back to school, too. I started teaching Introduction to Human Sexuality at a local college, something I haven’t done in about six years. In an effort to gauge what my students had already learned and what they wanted to know, I gave them an anonymous questionnaire which, in part, asked them to describe their sexuality education up until this point. At least five of them said that they’d had the “standard” or “usual” high school sex education. Unfortunately, this wasn’t particularly enlightening to me because as a new report from the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) highlights: when it comes to sex ed there is no such thing as standard; every district or even every classroom is different.


Multi-Billion Dollar Budget Shortfall? Texas Legislators Call Abortion Bills An “Emergency”

By: Thursday February 3, 2011 3:40 pm

Texas legislators faced with slashing education funds for children and safety net programs, have instead given “emergency” status to bills to restrict abortion care for women – even before the budget talks occur.

Written by Andrea Grimes for – News, commentary and community for reproductive health and justice.

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