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New Effort to Halt Spread of HIV in the Caribbean

HIV/AIDS | By David McFadden | May 8
In much of the world, giving out condoms and guidance to gay, bisexual and transgender sex workers is routine. But reaching out to men who have sex with men is practically revolutionary in parts of the English-speaking Caribbean.

Vatican Surveys Find Catholics Reject Sex Rules

RELIGION | By Nicole Windfield | Feb 5
New surveys commissioned by the Vatican show that the vast majority of Catholics in Germany and Switzerland reject church teaching on contraception, sexual morality, gay unions and divorce.

Is Masque The New Revolutionary Sexual Enhancement Product?

After years of research and development, Masque has been designed by a team of scientists who have created a formula combining flavor blockers microencapsulated in a paper-thin, dissolvable, oral gel strip.

Youths Take Active Role in Sex Ed, Bullying

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Feb 25
Teens are taking a leadership role in controversial issues that affect them, but which adults have dominated as part of the culture wars.

New sex ed funding ends decade of abstinence-only

HEALTH | By Kelli Kennedy | Oct 1
For the first time in more than a decade, the federal government is funding sex education programs that aren’t based solely on abstinence. But they’re not just about handing out condoms, either.

CDC: One-third of sex ed omits birth control

HEALTH | By Mike Stobbe | Sep 16
Almost all U.S. teens have had formal sex education, but only about two-thirds have been taught about birth control methods, according to a new government report released Wednesday.

Young Gay Men Fueling Rise in HIV Rates

HEALTH | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 8
The AIDS crisis that ravaged the gay community in cities like New York and San Francisco may be less visible, but it is still raging, health experts earn--and a new wave of HIV infections may be about to crest.

Researchers: Early HIV/AIDS Education is Key

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 4
Researchers who conducted a survey of young men who have sex with men (MSMs) have concluded that effective education efforts concerning HIV/AIDS are best possible if directed at youths in their early teens.

Helena school board gets earful on sex ed proposal

NATIONAL | By Matt Gouras | Jul 15
A proposed sex education program that teaches fifth-graders the different ways people have intercourse and first-graders about gay love has infuriated parents and forced the school board to take a closer look at the issue.

U.N.: Comprehensive Sex Ed Should Include Info About Masturbation

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 25
Religious and social conservatives are alarmed at a new U.N. report that recommends teaching children about human sexuality from an early age, using a curriculum that includes information about contraception, STDs, and masturbation.

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