Texas Is Trying to End Roe v. Wade All by Itself

Outpacing Mississippi in the race for the worst state for women.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #law-and-legislation, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #sex-education, #texas, #women-and-girls

A Private-School Sex Educator Defends Her Methods

After nine years at Dalton, why was Justine Ang Fonte suddenly being pilloried by parents?

#dalton-school, #education-k-12, #manhattan-nyc, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #sex-education

A U.N. Declaration on Ending AIDS Should Have Been Easy. It Wasn’t.

Even with U.N.’s previous goals unmet, delegates tried to water down provisions regarding protections for vulnerable populations and patents for essential drugs.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #belarus, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #european-union, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #intellectual-property, #inventions-and-patents, #iran, #prostitution, #russia, #sex-education, #switzerland, #united-nations, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

Arizona Governor Vetoes Bill Restricting L.G.B.T.Q. Education

The Republican governor said the legislation, which would restrict lessons on sexual orientation and gender identity, was “overly broad and vague.”

#arizona, #ducey-doug-1964, #education-k-12, #gender, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government, #sex-education, #state-legislatures, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #vetoes-us

Fear of Contagion Won’t Depress Our Sex Lives Forever

As we creep back toward normal, what should we do about the rise of sexually transmitted infections?

#abstinence-sexual, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #education-k-12, #moral-majority, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #sex, #sex-education, #sexually-transmitted-diseases

How Nick Kroll Became the Picasso of Puberty

His show “Big Mouth” is a seriously funny — and surprisingly mature — exploration of humanity’s most horrifying shared experience.

#big-mouth-tv-program, #comedy-and-humor, #content-type-personal-profile, #goldberg-andrew-filmmaker, #kroll-nick, #netflix-inc, #sex-education, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #writing-and-writers

Texas Board Revises Sex Education Standards to Include More Birth Control

For the first time since 1997, Texas’ education board made major changes to its sex education standards, allowing the teaching of contraceptive methods to middle school students.

#abstinence-sexual, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #education-k-12, #sex-education, #texas

‘Stand by Her’: In China, a Movement Hands Out Free Sanitary Pads in Schools

Students and teachers are placing pads outside bathrooms as part of a grass-roots campaign to fight period poverty and to remove the stigma surrounding menstruation.

#bathrooms-and-toilets, #china, #menstruation, #poverty, #sex-education, #women-and-girls

The Glory (and the Taboo) of ‘WAP’

All praise Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, whose new song addresses a concern I hear a lot from my patients.

#rumors-and-misinformation, #sex, #sex-education, #vagina, #women-and-girls