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Correlation of Sexual Activity/Substance Abuse and Team Sport Participation Among Adolescents Nationwide

Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine recently published a study focusing on the relationship between adolescent sexual activity/substance use and team sport participation. Researchers wanted to determine whether vigorous physical activity, ...

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The Truth About Adolescent Sexuality

Introduction Adolescent Sexual Behavior -- What Are They Doing? Adolescent Sexual Decision-Making -- How Do They Decide? Adolescent Contraceptive Use -- Are They Protecting Themselves? Adolescent Contraceptive Decisions -- How Do They Choos...

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Study Examines Computer-Assisted Sexual Health Counseling

A new study to examine computer-assisted sexual health counseling will determine if it is more effective in preventing pregnancy and STDs than traditional counseling methods, according to researchers. The computer is used to gather information about ...

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South Carolina Gets $800,000 for Abstinence Programs

South Carolina abstinence education programs will get $800,000 in federal grants for abstinence education programs. The grant, announced Wednesday, is one of 28 around the nation through the US Department of Health and Human Services. The programs ar...

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Condom Availability Programs and Their Effect on Student Sexual Behavior and Condom Use

The American Journal of Public Health recently released a study that analyzed the effect of condom availability programs in public high schools in Massachusetts.

Researchers compared students in schools with condom availability programs to students ...

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North Carolina: Some Teenage Girls Now Seeking Casual, No-Strings-Attached Sex

The desire for casual, relationship-free sex associated more with teenage boys is now developing a following among some girls, according to researchers, counselors, and educators. Borrowing from the boys, these self-described female "pimps" and "play...

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New HIV Prevention Film, "Women's Voices, Women's Lives," Focuses on African Americans

Anne Norris of Newton, Mass., who is an associate professor in the Boston College Connell School of Nursing, recently co-developed a new HIV prevention and education program for female African-American adolescents. In the film, "Women's Voices, Women...

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Milwaukee Public Schools Marks Grant Money for Sex Ed

Milwaukee Public Schools will use a new $1.1 million CDC grant, which will come in $225,000 installments over five years, to boost student awareness of the risks of teen pregnancy and STDs.

In the first year, the district plans to focus on six to ei...

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Minnesota: Senate Panel Alters Sex-Ed Statute

On Tuesday night, Minnesota's Senate Education Committee passed (7-3) a bill that legislators said would grant school districts more flexibility in teaching subjects other than just abstinence in sex education programs. An abstinence-until-marriage b...

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Minnesota: Sex Education Debate Flares at State Capitol

A crowd of students and sex education advocates went to the Minnesota Capitol Tuesday to fight a House proposal that would require schools to offer a strict "abstinence until marriage" sex education curriculum. Rep. Sondra Erickson (R-Princeton), the...