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Jane Kay, of the Center for Investigative Reporting, reports that the Department of Health and Human Services has abruptly cancelled funding for a number of ongoing scientific studies and programs aimed at reducing teen pregnancy. The Trump administration has quietly axed $213.6 million in teen pregnancy prevention programs and research at more than 80 institutions around […]

Texas Sex-Ed

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On May 4, 2015

Abstinence only sexual education works great. A small Texas high school has notified parents that it was dealing with a chlamydia outbreak. Officials from the Crane Independent School District confirm

More Abstinence Only Clownery

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On May 4, 2009
Joe has the tape; this guy is even more of a buffoon than the last one, and I don’t mean that in a good way. While I suspect that complaining about abstinence only education will never result in the actual zeroing of federal funding (it’s a cheap way to pretend to appease social conservatives, which […]

That’ll Solve All Your Problems!

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On January 11, 2009
I know the state of Michigan is reluctant to turn down money from the feds these days, but this kind of thing really should be left to wingnuttier states. In fairness, its administrators certainly can mount a convincing defense: And a study by the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Health, released in late December, shows […]

A good idea gone bad.

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On October 29, 2007
From Slate’s XX Factor: Following the kerfuffle over birth control for the Hanna Montana set, health officials in Portland, Maine, have agreed to report “all illegal sexual activity involving minors as required by law,” according to an article from a Maine newspaper. That includes any time someone 13 or younger has sex, even if it’s […]
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