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2005 ARCHIVE

 

• December 6 , 2005

NEW RESEARCH & RESOURCES ON RELIGION & TEEN PREGNANCY RELEASED

New research shows that teens with religious parents and friends are more likely to delay sexual activity.

Check out new resources from the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

• December 1 , 2005

IS WORLD AIDS DAY

"Stop AIDS: Keep the Promise"

Check out WorldAIDSDay.org

Check out UNAIDS

• November 28, 2005

KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION RELEASES NEW PUBLIC OPINION DATA ON HIV/AIDS IN THE U.S.

Read the summary from the Kaiser Family Foundation web site

• November 15 , 2005

NEW SURVEY OF NEW YORK CITY HEALTH TEACHERS REVEALS STRONG SUPPORT FOR HIV EDUCATION

Read the report from the New York AIDS Coalition and the Public School Task Force

• November 7 , 2005

ONLY 1 IN 3 SEXUALLY EXPERIENCED TEENS HAVE EVER BEEN TESTED FOR HIV - New Science Says brief on HIV counseling and testing from the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.

Check out the National Campaign web site for more info

• October 25, 2005

OUR BODIES OURSELVES RELEASES NEW EDITION - The indispensable resource on women’s health has been updated!  Just in time for the next generation.
Check out the web site.

• October 19, 2005

TEENWIRE.COM LAUNCHES NEW WEB VIDEO ON SEXUAL ANATOMY FOR TEENS -

Am I Normal? Behind the Fig Leaf to illustrate normal differences.

Check it out at TeenWire.com

• October 19, 2005

IS LOVE YOUR BODY DAY - Hollywood and the fashion, cosmetics and diet industries work hard to make each of us believe that our bodies are unacceptable and need constant improvement. Celebrate bodies this day.

Check out the official web site

• October 17, 2005

TEENS TURN TO INTERNET FOR INFORMATION ON SEX - a source of information and misinformation.

Read the USAtoday.com story

• October 15, 2005

IS NATIONAL LATINO AIDS AWARENESS DAY / DIA NACIONAL POR LAS CONCIENTIZACON DEL SIDA- love yourself, protect yourself, get tested for HIV.

Check out the official web site

• October 11, 2005

IS NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY - a day for every single person who supports GLBT equality to speak openly about it.

Check out the Human Rights Campaign web site

• October 7, 2005

REP. WAXMAN REQUESTS GAO REVIEW OF NATIONAL ABSTINENCE CLEARINGHOUSE CONTRACT- raises concerns about possible ideological bias and financial conflicts of interest in a HHS funded review of abstinence-only curricula

Read the letter on YubaNet.com

• September 30, 2005

ALBERTSONS CENSORSHIP - Pulls Seventeen mag off shelves due to vagina article

Read the Teenwire.com story

Read the Orgegonlive.com article

• September 29, 2005

PODCAST SERIES WILL FOCUS ON COMPREHENSIVE SEX ED - on demand radio series tells teen stories

Read the Advocate.com story

Check out HIVradio.com

• September 27, 2005

Three Federally Funded Abstinence-Only Sex Education Programs Instill 'Fear' in Students, Teach False Information

Read the Kaiser Family Foundation Report

Read the SIECUS press release

• September 23, 2005

ACLU Announces Nationwide Action Aimed at Combating Dangerous Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Curricula in the States

Read the ACLU press release

Read the Washington Times article

Read the Kaiser Family Foundation report

• September 20, 2005

MAINE REJECTS FEDERAL ABSTINENCE-ONLY FUNDING - Third state in U.S. to turn down money.

Read the MaineToday.com story

Read the Kaiser Family Foundation Report

• September 15, 2005

SCENARIOS USA FILMS TO AIR ON SHOWTIME TONIGHT - Films written by teens, for teens - 8:00 PM

Go to Scenarios USA for more information

• September 13, 2005

GROUPS FILE LEGAL COMPLAINT AGAINST GOVERNMENT SPREADING FALSE AND MISLEADING SEX EDUCATION - SIECUS and Advocates for Youth Use Data Quality ACT to Challenge Abstinence-Only Programs

Check out the press release.

• August 23, 2005

Federal Grant to Abstinence Education Program Withheld Because Group Seemingly Using Tax Money for Religious Purposes

Read the Kaiser Family Foundation report

Read the ACLU press release

• August 19, 2005

SEX GETS IGNORED BY TOO MANY NYS SCHOOLS

Article written by Rochester area teen highlights need

Read the Rocester Democrat & Chronicle article

• August 18, 2005

PROGRESSIVE CATHOLICS URGE POPE TO SUPPORT CONDOMS AS PART OF WORLD YOUTH DAY

Check out the World Youth Day for All site

Check out the campaign from Catholics for a Free Choice

• August 17, 2005

TEACHING SEXUALITY

A Maryland school district becomes the perfect example of how controversy

surrounding sex education can get out of hand.

Read The Nation article

• August 13, 2005

ABSTINENCE IS NOT ONLY VITAL LESSON - Op-Ed by Rev. Kaaren Anderson

Read it at the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle

• August 12, 2005

CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY

Empower youth to make healthy choices today for the rest of their lives.

Check out the official web site

• August 8, 2005

NEW YORK CITY LAUNCHING NEW SEX ED PROGRAM -

Info on contraception, sexual orientation lacking

Read the Kaiser Family Foundation report

Read the Village Voice story

• July 11, 2005

TEENWIRE.COM LAUNCHES ENHANCED AND UPDATED SITE -

Planned Parenthood's award-winning web site gets new look

Check out the NEW Teenwire.com

• July 6, 2005

PEDIATRICIANS PROMOTE CONTRACEPTION INFORMATION & ACCESS FOR TEENS - new policy decries abstinence-only programs

Read the LA Times story

American Academy of Pediatrics statement

Kaiser Family Foundation report

• June 28, 2005

FEDERAL JUDGE REJECTS ACLU CLAIMS THAT LOUISIANA ABSTINENCE PROGRAM VIOLATES 2002 COURT AGGREEMENT

Read the Kaiser Family Foundation Report

Read the ACLU Statement

Read the Washington Times article

• June 27, 2005

TAKE THE TEST, TAKE CONTROL

Today is National HIV Testing Day

Check out Resources from the Centers for Disease Control

• June 21, 2005

PBS AIRS SEX ED DOCUMENTARY: The Education of Shelby Knox

Information at PBS.org

Read an interview with Shelby Knox at US News & World Report

• June 14, 2005

FEDS SPEND $1 BILLION ON UNPROVEN ABSTINENCE-ONLY SEX EDUCATION
- Interim report released showing federal program still unproven.

Read the FPA press release

Visit the Mathematica web site

• June 10, 2005

GET THE FACTS NY MEMBERS HIT THE STREETS OF NYC

Story and pictures

• June 7, 2005

HEALTHY TEENS ACT PASSES NYS ASSEMBLY!

Advocates and teens thank legislators for their leadership.

Read the FPA press release

• June 4, 2005

GET THE FACTS NY VOLUNTEERS"WALK THE WALK"

AT THE FREIHOFER'S COMMUNITY WALK

IN ALBANY, NY

Click here for story and photos

• May 26, 2005

TODAY SHOW TO AIR STORY ON SCENARIOS USA FILM TOOTHPASTE - show to include live interview with teenage writers

Check out the story on MSNBC.com

Learn more about Toothpaste

• May 22, 2005

60 Minutes airs piece on abstinence-only programs and ACLU lawsuit

See 60 Minutes transcript

• May 20, 2005

In Light of ACLU Lawsuit Charging the Federal Government with Funding Religious Activities, the Silver Ring Thing Removes Religious Content from Website

Read the ACLU press release

• May 17, 2005

ACLU CHALLENGES ABSTINENCE-ONLY PROGRAM - Alleging improper use of funds to promote christianity

Read the ACLU press release

Read the ABCnews.com article

• May 10, 2005

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY TAKES ACTION ON HEALTHY TEENS ACT

The Healthy Teens Act was passed unanimously today by the New York State Assembly Health Committee. The bill (A.6619), will create a competitive grant program to fund age-appropriate, medically accurate sex education.

Read the Family Planning Advocates of New York State press release

• May 4, 2005

HEALTHY TEENS ACT INTRODUCED IN NEW YORK STATE LEGISLATURE

Take action today!

• April 28, 2005

SIECUS RELEASES COMMUNITY ACTION KIT - Resource to be used across the country to help advocates implement real sex education in their schools and communities.

Check out the Community Action Kit

• April 21, 2005

SACRIFICING SCIENCE FOR DOCTRINE: Abstinence Education

Read the  American Council on Science and Health article

• April 20, 2005

SOCIAL ISSUES LINKED TO RISE IN STDs

Experts: Sex-education goals of federal programs are failing

Read the  MSNBC.com article

• April 12, 2005

CLERGY ADVOCATE FOR REAL SEX EDUCATION FOR NEW YORK TEENS

Pro-choice clergy from across New York met with state legislators in Albany to support the “Healthy Teens Act”

Read the Concerned Clergy for Choice Press Release

• April 8, 2005

TEENS' SEXUAL RIGHTS

Educators argue that adolescent sexuality is healthy and vital.

Read the VillageVoice.com article

• March 24, 2005

SIECUS RELEASES STATE PROFILES OF SEX EDUCATION AND ABSTINENCE-ONLY-UNTIL-MARRIAGE PROGRAMS

Check out this comprehensive look at New York State Compared to the rest of the country.

SIECUS State Profiles 2004

TALKING TO OUR CHILDREN ABOUT SEX

Read the Ithaca Journal article

• March 22, 2005

BACK UP YOUR BIRTH CONTROL DAY

Learn about emergency contraception - the second chance to prevent unintended pregnancy
Find out more...

• March 21, 2005

FINDING FAITH IN SEX-EDUCATION CLASSES FOR TEENS

More teens learning about birds and bees in places of worship

Read the Today Show / MSNBC.com story

• March 18, 2005

PREVENTING HIV & OTHER STIs: A CALL FOR SCIENCE-BASED GOVERNMENT POLICIES  

Read the HIV Medicine Association and the Infectious Diseases Society of America statement

AFTER THE PROMISE

Virginity Pledges Do Not Reduce STD Risk

Journal of Adolescent Health

Press Release from the Institute of Social and Economic Research and Policy

• March 11, 2005

NEW STUDY TAKES CLOSER LOOK AT HISPANIC TEENS

Behaviors and attitudes realated to teen pregnancy rates

Child Trends press release

• March 10, 2005

TEEN BOYS AND CONDOM USE

Teen Boys With Little Condom Use Knowledge, High Confidence Least Likely To Use Condoms During First Intercourse, Study Says

Kaiser Family Foundation report

• March 4, 2005

TEACHER SPEAKS OUT AFTER AIDS LESSON DISPUTE

Read the Newsday article

• February 25, 2005
STUDY: CONDOMS KEEP AIDS IN CHECK IN UGANDA
Abstinence programs failing
Story at CNN.com

• February 24, 2005
BASED ON THE RESEARCH, COMPREHENSIVE SEX EDUCATION IS MORE EFFECTIVE AT STOPPING THE SPREAD OF HIV INFECTION
Research Shows That Abstinence-Only Programs Have Limited Effectiveness And Unintended Consequences
American Psychological Association Release

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