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2006 ARCHIVE

 

December 19, 2006

PREMARITAL SEX IS NEARLY UNIVERSAL AMONG AMERICANS, AND HAS BEEN FOR DECADES - "reality-check" research questions new focus on abstinence-until-marriage policies.

Read the GuttmacherInstitute.org press release and report.

Read the CNN.com article.

December 1, 2006

COMMEMORATE WORLD AIDS DAY - According to UNAIDS, an estimated 39.5 million adults and children are living with HIV worldwide. Approximately 4.3 million became newly infected with HIV in 2006 and 2.9 million died due to AIDS-related illnesses.

World AIDS Day events in New York State.

BREAKING THE PROMISE: THE POLITICS OF HIV PREVENTION - A new special report from SIECUS outlines the good, the bad, and the ugly of HIV prevention efforts in the US.

Read the full SIECUS report

November 28, 2006

ONE THIRD OF US TEENS GET NO FORMAL EDUCATION ON BIRTH CONTROL - Even when they do, many do not get it when they need it most: BEFORE they start to have sex.

Read the Guttmacher Institute report.

November 16, 2006

GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTING OFFICE FILES YET ANOTHER SCATHING REPORT ON THE WASTE OF ABSTINENCE-ONLY FUNDING - Few review scientific accuracy or effectiveness of programs.

Read the GAO report.

Read the KaiserNetwork.org report.

November 10, 2006

MOST (82%) US ADULTS SUPPORT COMPREHENSIVE SEX ED, 50% OPPOSE ABSTINENCE-ONLY APPROACH - Even religious and politically conservative strongly favor comprehensive education. 

Read the KaiserNetwork.org report.

Read the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine article.

October 30, 2006

STRONG MESSAGES GET GIRLS TO WAIT ON MOTHERHOOD - USA Today article features GTFNY campaign member, Michael Carrera, on making the difference in the lives of teens. 

Read the USAToday.com article.

October 25, 2006

NEW JERSEY REJECTS FEDERAL ABSTINENCE-ONLY FUNDING (4th STATE TO REFUSE DOLLARS)

GOVERNOR CORZINE SAYS "THANKS, BUT NO THANKS." - federal programs don't allow teachers to talk about contraception.

Read the Star-Ledger article.

Read the SIECUS press release.

October 23, 2006

SOME STATES ABSTAIN FROM ABSTINENCE-ONLY FUNDING

An abstinence-only approach to sex ed has been a staple of federal education policy during the past six years. But some states are starting to reject funding so their schools can offer more comprehensive programs instead.

Read the Womensenews.org article.

October 10, 2006

HEALTHY TEENS ACT IN THE NEWS...

ON THE OCCASION OF NATIONAL FAMILY SEXUAL EDUCATION MONTH, KRUEGER CALLS UPON STATE SENATE TO PASS HEALTHY TEENS ACT

Read the AmherstTimes.com article.

BEYOND THE BIRDS AND THE BEES  - University of Maryland Professor Puts the Human Element in Sex Education.

Read the WashingtonPost.com article.

October 2, 2006

GENERATION FIVE OFFERS NEW YOUTH ZINE  - Zine will cover issues such as positive sexuality and sexual violence.

Check out Generation Five.

Download flyer to order the zine.

September 16 , 2006

SCHOOL HEALTH CENTERS HELP REDUCE TEEN PREGNANCY  - Denver, CO schools show access to care makes a big difference.

Read the Reuters story.

Read the American Journal of Public Health abstract.

August 30, 2006

YOUNG PEOPLE MORE LIKEY TO USE CONDOMS WITH CASUAL PARTNERS THAN WITH MAIN PARTNER- perception of risk may be key.

Read the Journal of Adolescent Health abstract.

Read the New York Times article.

August 23, 2006

SCENARIOS USA, LAUNCHES NEW WEB SITE - organization helps teens express issues through film.

Check out Scenariosusa.org

August 22, 2006

NEW YORK TIMES EXAMINES CONDOMS - Benefits, Misconceptions, Frequency of Condom Use To Protect Against Unplanned Pregnancy, STIs

Read the NYTimes.com article

August 16, 2006

PLANNED PARENTHOOD EXAMINES "TEENS, SEX AND COMMUNICATION" - Does a study associating degrading sexual content in popular music with early sexual initiation in teens hold any water?

Read about it at Planned Parenthood.org.

August 15, 2006

FOX NETWORKS GROUP, KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION LAUNCH PAUSE - Campaign to inform young people on risk, responsibility.

Read the Kaiser Family Foundation Report.

Check out PAUSE.

August 14, 2006

CDC REPORTS ON DECREASE IN HIV-RELATED RISK BEHAVIORS AMONG US HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS - Disparities still exist.   Black students are more likely than white and Hispanic students to report HIV-related sexual risk behaviors, and Hispanic students have not experienced decreases in the prevalence of sexual experience, having had multiple sex partners, or current sexual activity.

Read the Kaiser Family Foundation Report.

Read the CDC report.

August 11, 2006

TODAY'S LESSON: THE BIRDS AND THE BEES - Reform movement crafts a new curriculum to give teenagers a Jewish perspective on sex.

Read the Forward.com article.

August 9, 2006

LATINO ADOLESCENTS RECEIVING CULTURALLY ADAPTED HIV PREVENTION COURSE LESS LIKELY TO HAVE SEX, MORE LIKELY TO USE CONDOMS -

Study published in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine shows real sex education works.

Read the study here.

August 2, 2006

MTV HIGHLIGHTS BATTLEGROUND OVER SEX ED - abstinence only programs gain steam with Bush Administration support.

Read the story on MTVnews.com.

July 19, 2006

SIECUS RELEASES 2005 STATE PROFILES ON SEX EDUCATION - Find out the latest on sex education and abstinence-only programs in New York State, all in one comprehensive document

New York State Profile

June 21, 2006

NEW YORK STATE SENATE FAILS TO PASS THE HEALTHY TEENS ACT

Learn more here...

June 5, 2006

NO MORE MONEY CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED

Make sure no more money is spent on dangerous

abstinence-only programs.

Visit the No More Money web site.

June 2 , 2006

VIRGINITY PLEDGERS OFTEN DISHONEST ABOUT PAST - Teenagers who take pledges to remain virgins until marriage are likely to deny having taken the pledge if they later become sexually active.

Read the Reuters.com article

May 16, 2006

SPECIAL REPORT ON TEEN SEX

Washington Post publishes a special report on teen sex - highlights virginity pledges, abortion and birth statistics and comparisons to European nations.

Read the reports here.

April 18, 2006

YOUTH POLICY ACTION CENTER GETS A NEW LOOK - Great resources for young people who want to make a difference.

Check out the web site.

April 3 & 4, 2006

150 TEENS ATTEND GET THE FACTS NY YOUTH LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE IN ALBANY, NY

More coverage here

 

March 30, 2006

SEX ED CLASS BECOMES LATEST SCHOOL BATTLEGROUND - Some Parents and States Object to Restrictions Linked
To Federal Abstinence Funds

Read the Wall Street Journal article

March 7, 2006

CONVOCATION FOR SEX EDUCATION DRAWS HUNDREDS TO RIVERSIDE CHURCH EVENT- home of NYC civil rights movement hosts religious leaders in call to action "for the sake of our children."

Download letters to send to Senate Majority Leader Bruno and Senator Spano.

February 23, 2006

TEENS AND SEX - The Journal News of Westchester County editorializes on the Healthy Teens Act.

Read The Journal News Editorial.

February 19, 2006

CONFERENCE PUTS FOCUS ON TEENS & SEXUALITY - A national forum in Phila. is taking a peer-based approach to discussing HIV and AIDS with youths.

Read the Philadelphia Inquirer article.

February 13, 2006

YOU THINK WHAT CAN MAKE YOU PREGNANT? - Myths about sex and sexual health as told to sex educators in the Captal Region.

Read the Metroland.net article.

February 7, 2006

IS NATIONAL BLACK HIV/AIDS AWARENESS DAY

African Americans account for more AIDS diagnoses, people estimated to be living with AIDS,

and HIV-related deaths than any other racial or ethnic group in the U.S.

Learn more at blackaidsday.org

Other related information can be found at the New York AIDS Coalition and at the Kaiser Family Foundation

February 1, 2006

PARTNERSHIP PROMOTES ESSAY CONTEST - Enter One Voice Essay Contest to win a trip to Washington DC.

Advocates for Youth, SIECUS, Sierra Club and Population Connection invite youth advocates to submit essays about advocating for sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Read about it at AdvocatesforYouth.org

January 19, 2006

LEARNING TO BE A MOTHER - Middletown Times Herald-Record highlights teen parenting and prevention programs.

Read the recordonline.com article

January 10 , 2006

GOVERNMENT URGED TO END ABSTINENCE-ONLY EDUCATION -

Journal of Adolescent Health reviews US policies and programs

Read the WashingtonTimes.com article

Read the MsMagazine.com article

Read the Journal of Adolescent Health

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