Molly-Margaret Johnson got home from work one night with a strange feeling down there. She reached into her underwear—and, five seconds and a few fingers later, pulled out a condom. Mortified, she threw away the offending item and texted the guy. Then she posted about the whole ordeal on Instagram.
“I figured I would put up five or 10 pages as a supplement and that would be fine. Of course, what I wasn’t aware of is that even by that point in the mid-90s a lot of people were not getting sex ed in school or anywhere else.”
Imagine this: A young person walks in to a health care provider’s office armed with the knowledge they need and deserve about their bodies, their sexual lives and their choices. They are empowered and knowledgeable. Their diverse lives and backgrounds are centered. And their experience isn’t exceptional—it’s typical.
“One of the best things schools can do to help prevent child sexual abuse is to talk about it.”
Ohio House Bill 90, also known as the “Humanity of the Unborn Child” bill, mandates that educators become part of the state’s mission to “achieve an abortion-free society.”
Lawmakers passing anti-abortion bills desperately need a sex education crash-course. Unfortunately, so do students across the country.
Researchers from Columbia University found that early sex education covering consent decreased rates of sexual assault, whereas abstinence-only instruction did not.
Next week, the Vatican will open the World Meeting of Families in Dublin, Ireland—just one month after the ominous anniversary of Humanae Vitae, the Vatican policy banning birth control. While the hierarchy “celebrates” 50 years of Humanae Vitae, a ban that has caused half a century of harm to the world’s poorest communities, and as we […]
My mother can recall in vivid detail the day she went with her friends to buy birth control in 1970.
Rigid gender stereotypes imposed on children during adolescence can foster lifelong risks of mental and physical health problems.