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Legislation Against Optimal Health for Youth

February 5, 2019

There is a strategic push underway to normalize teen sex and advance “sexual rights” of youth even if that notion opposes family and community values. Demonstrating this strategy, several concerning bills have been introduced or are currently under debate in legislatures across the country. These bills are pushing for radical...

Do We Really Care about the STD Epidemic Among Youth?

November 15, 2018

For the fourth year in a row infection rates for gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia have all risen. According to the CDC, gonorrhea rates have increased by 67 percent, and syphilis by 76 percent! Chlamydia remains the most common STD, with infections at more than 1.7 million cases, rising from 1.6 the year before. These...

Teen Sex is Always About More Than Sex

April 26, 2018

From our Executive Director, Mary Anne Mosack:   Like a breath of fresh air introduced into a long enclosed space, a new funding opportunity has been released from the Office of Adolescent Health(OAH) bringing into view a more balanced approach to sex education. The new Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) funding...

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The Weekly Update: October 10, 2019

October 11, 2019

NEW RESOURCE FROM ASCEND What is your state’s sex ed law? How does it compare to other states’ requirements? Does your state have educational standards governing sex ed? Is your state looking to revise their law or standards? It’s often difficult to keep up with what's going on. This new resource from Ascend...

The Weekly Update: October 3, 2019

October 4, 2019

The Incredible Opportunity of Guiding Kids Through the Teen Years! The teen years are filled with many changes when young people are beginning to discover who they are and who they want to become. They start to set more mature goals and begin to make plans for what their future...

The Weekly Update: September 27, 2019

September 27, 2019

Texas Sex Education: Truth For a Change  The Texas State Board of Education is reviewing the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). These standards guide and shape what students across Texas are taught regarding sex. Some groups such as the Texas Freedom Network (TFN) see this as opportunity to push...

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