by Tara Culp-Ressler Posted on August 20, 2014 Updated: August 20, 2014
A growing body of research suggests that convincing teens to commit to abstinence has long-term consequences.
by Tara Culp-Ressler Posted on July 14, 2014 Updated: July 14, 2014
After Emily Dawson filed a human rights complaint over being forced to sit through an abstinence course, her school district gave in.
by Tara Culp-Ressler Posted on July 11, 2014
She and her mother say being forced to attend a mandatory abstinence assembly run by a faith-based organization violated their agnostic beliefs.
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by Tara Culp-Ressler Posted on May 1, 2014 Updated: May 5, 2014
If It passes, it will be the first legislation to amend the state's sex ed requirements in more than 25 years.
by Tara Culp-Ressler Posted on April 7, 2014 Updated: April 7, 2014
Nonetheless, abstinence-only courses have received over a billion of dollars in federal funding over the past two decades.
by Tara Culp-Ressler Posted on March 17, 2014
"We ask questions about tobacco, and we set policies driven to our youth. We don't even ask questions about whether or not our children are taking risks related to sex."
by Tara Culp-Ressler Posted on February 20, 2014 Updated: February 20, 2014
Clear evidence that trying to shield kids from "inappropriate" content about sexuality just isn't working.
by Tara Culp-Ressler Posted on February 19, 2014
What started as a controversy over an "explicit" poster may actually result in a policy change.
by Tara Culp-Ressler Posted on January 21, 2014 Updated: January 21, 2014
After one parent took his complaints to the press, the Kansas school district removed the poster.
by Tara Culp-Ressler Posted on December 17, 2013 Updated: December 17, 2013
Nine members of Congress have introduced the "Repealing Ineffective and Incomplete Abstinence-Only Program Funding Act of 2013."