Over the last 25-years, teen pregnancies have dropped overall, but nationally the rate is declining at a faster rate than in Oklahoma. This has kept Oklahoma near the top of the list.
Trump administration’s decision to cut nationwide sex ed programs is putting many young lives at risk.
With flimsy justification, and in small type buried in routine documents, the Trump administration has informed 81 local governments and health groups that it will end grants they have received to run teen pregnancy prevention programs, two years before the grants are scheduled to end. The decision is unsettling even by the disquieting standards of this anti-science administration.
Outbreaks of a deadly, sexually transmitted disease confound health officials, whose obstacles include drug shortages, uneducated doctors and gangs.
Teen pregnancy prevention takes center stage with federal funding woes met head on by leadership in the education and medical communities.
In the months since the New York Times first broke the story about Harvey Weinstein’s alleged decades-long pattern of sexually harassing women, an avalanche of accusations against other powerful men have come to light.
After #MeToo, an unprecedented number of states are considering policies to teach sexual consent in high school. But some coaches are bringing the conversation straight to the locker room.
Half of children born to mothers in foster care will also enter into the child welfare system by their second birthday, according to a study published in this month’s issue of the journal Pediatrics.
There is no federal mandate for sex education in the United States, but the U.S. government spends millions of dollars per year subsidizing sex education programs nationwide. Under the Trump administration, these federally-funded programs are increasingly rooted in an abstinence-only framework.
The MeToo movement has forced a discussion about sexual harassment and consent in the workplace, in Hollywood, and in the locker room, but what about in schools?While colleges have tackled the issue by training students about relationships and consent, those who teach sex education in K-12 say it needs to start much earlier.