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reproductive rights

California Colleges May Soon Be Required to Provide Abortion Pill on Campus

It can be prohibitively hard for college students to access abortion care. A bill being heard in Senate committee today would change that for students at California public universities.
Kimberly Lawson
1.10.18
Sex Ed
Sex Ed

Fourth Graders in Los Angeles Could Define the Future of Sex Ed

The country’s second-largest school district is testing a new sex ed program that could decrease gender-based violence by teaching kids about stereotypes, communication, and puberty starting at nine years old.
Lauren Young
12.26.17
Unscrewing Ourselves
Unscrewing Ourselves

The Podcasts Covering the Kinks, Pleasure, and Personal Stories that Sex Ed Doesn't

Without a federal standard for comprehensive sex-ed, people are turning to podcasts for frank discussions about sex.
Mallory Schlossberg
12.5.17
sexual violence
sexual violence

This Drama Workshop Is Teaching Kids About Sexual Harassment—And How To Challenge It

How do you educate schoolkids about complicated issues like sexism and sexual violence? The answer might lie in a unique drama workshop being trialled in London and northeast England.
Sirin Kale
11.17.17
Sex Ed
Sex Ed

Teachers Forced to Report All Teens Having Sex in Oregon School District

The Salem-Keizer school district in Oregon mandates that all school employees report students to law enforcement or state officials if they find out they’re sexually active. Some students are petitioning to change the rule.
Kimberly Lawson
11.2.17
Unscrewing Ourselves
Unscrewing Ourselves

What Happened After California Revolutionized Sex Ed

Advocates of LGBTQ-inclusive, comprehensive sex education see California as a beacon of hope, but putting the Healthy Youth Act into practice hasn't been without its challenges.
Steven Blum
10.25.17
Unscrewing Ourselves
Unscrewing Ourselves

The NYC Teens Teaching the Sex Ed They Never Had

Planned Parenthood of New York City's youth health educators are taking it upon themselves to teach reproductive health to the kids facing inadequate or non-existent sex education.
Leila Ettachfini
10.20.17
Unscrewing Ourselves
Unscrewing Ourselves

Why We Need to Empower Black Girls to Take Control of Their Own Sex Lives

Girls of color face myriad barriers when it comes to getting information about their sexual health. Laesha Brown, the program coordinator for Get Smart B4 U Get Sexy, is working to change that.
Gabby Bess
10.3.17
TRANS RIGHTS
TRANS RIGHTS

Christian Couple Plans to Sue School Over Their Son's Transgender Classmate

A British couple will sue their son's elementary school after he was "confused" by a child attending class in a dress. We asked experts how best to talk to kids about trans rights and issues.
Sirin Kale
9.11.17
Unscrewing Ourselves
Unscrewing Ourselves

Sex Ed Is a Basic Human Right We Deny to Teens Every Day

"If the doctor knows you're sick, he's supposed to tell you. That's a fundamental principle of medical ethics, and countries and government programs also have obligations to provide correct and complete information."
Kimberly Lawson
8.25.17
politics
politics

Betsy DeVos to Meet with Men's Rights Groups, Reports Say

The Secretary of Education, who is expected to soon make a decision on amending the Obama administration's guidance on college sexual assault, plans to meet with both rape survivors and groups that dismiss sexual assault allegations.
Linda Yang
7.11.17
LGBTQ
LGBTQ

'The Only Place that Taught Me Love': Inside a High School for Trans People

In Argentina, two LGBTQ activists opened Mocha Celis to help combat the social inequalities that trans people face and provide a safe learning environment.
Alisha Van Bever
6.19.17