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“Why would we give homework in Sex Ed class?”

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Today one of the students answered, “Because we should talk to our parents about this, but it’s not always easy.” Bingo Our organization is called Partners in Sex Education.  We are partners with those we serve: Partners to the organization or school who hire us to come in, partners to the youth we serve, providing factual age and stage information, and partners to the parents of the […]

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Could sex ed have made a difference in Steubenville?

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I have been obsessing over Steubenville, Ohio.  Steubenville is not an anomaly; it is representative of a rape culture, of toxic masculinity.  While we as educators don’t have the power to fix it, we are in the position to make a big difference, by talking to youth about consent, respect, and safety. Imagine that you […]

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An open letter to her pediatrician on the occasion of my daughter, 15, being denied Emergency Contraception

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Dear Pediatrician: On Monday my daughter, who is 15 years old, came in to your office for a prescription for Emergency Contraception (EC) and was denied.  She was actually subjected to 20 minutes of “scary and abrasive interrogation” (her words) and then denied. Perhaps your office has never given any serious thought to this issue […]

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