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What will become of Title X?

At this point, we know that the conservatives in Congress and the administration’s agenda is to attack and undermine sexual and reproductive health and rights. Now they are reaching beyond abortion and going after family planning and contraception. Some have suggested drastically undermining or outright eliminating the Title X Family Planning Program by directing all current funding to Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) sites.

Our Perspective: Sex Ed that is Far Overdue - Inclusivity for the LGBTQ

Without comprehensive sexual education, all students are being harmed. However, some groups of students suffer more than others from a lack of education and resources in their schools. Students identifying as LGBTQ are being disadvantaged when schools refuse to provide them with any more than the bare minimum information that we often see being taught in sex ed. classrooms. Most sex ed. classes strictly discuss heterosexual sex and relationships, disadvantaging LGBTQ students.

Stop the Religious Objections to Birth Control Coverage

The Trump administration announced last week two rules that will restrict access to birth control, by allowing employers, health insurance providers, and universities that claim a religious or moral objection to drop insurance coverage for contraception.

The rules affect the Affordable Care Act’s requirements that contraceptive be covered in employees’ insurance plans. This requirement allowed millions of women to access birth control – now the administration wants to let your boss decide whether you should have birth control.

“Let’s Talk About Sex!”, Intersectional Feminism, and Centering Women of Color in Reproductive Justice

groupphotoIn celebration of their twentieth anniversary, the national, Southern-based, and women of color focused organization SisterSong will host their third annual Let’s Talk About Sex! Conference at the Hyatt Regency Center in New Orleans, Louisiana from October 5th to October 8th. 

New Fifth Circuit Judicial Nomination Is Cause For Serious Concern.

By Megan Snider

Trump nominee for the 5th Circuit is Kyle Duncan, who is best known for representing Hobby Lobby in the Supreme Court case that ruled that corporations with religious owners cannot be required to pay for insurance coverage of contraception, which Hobby Lobby’s owners believe to be a form of abortion.

Our Perspective: Why are teens having less sex and why is congress trying to stop them?

Recent studies from both the CDC and Child Development reported that teens today are having much less sex than ever before. Teens are remaining abstinent for much longer than they used to, and those who are not remaining abstinent are using more protection when they do choose to have sex. A common assumption is that high school and one’s teenage years are often a time of sexual experimentation and exploration, but it seems as though this is becoming less and less true every year.

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