The American Sexual Health Association (ASHA) has joined 80 national education, civil rights, women’s, health, children’s advocacy and faith organizations, as well as over 100 state and local organizations, in expressing support for the Pregnant and Parenting Students Access to Education Act.
The legislation (S. 870/H.R. 1845) is aimed at improving graduation rates among secondary school students expecting or parenting children. U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) and U.S. Representative Jared Polis (D-CO) introduced the legislation in Congress on May 7, 2013.
20 million new sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the U.S. each and every year.
ASHA recognizes each April as STI Awareness Month and an appropriate theme this year might be STIs By the Numbers.
As February draws to a close we say adieu to the 2013 observation of National Condom Month. It seems fitting that we also take a moment to remember and say farewell to C. Everett Koop, the former U.S. Surgeon General who died on Monday, February 25.
National Condom Month is always my favorite blog of the year to write.
The condom. All sorts of shapes, sizes, colors (even glow-in-the-dark). Ribbed or plain. Lubed or not. Latex or plastic (and natural skin, although that variety isn’t as effective as the others against sexually transmitted infections).
If the Baltimore Ravens win the Super Bowl on Sunday, Brendon Ayanbadejo probably won’t have a trip Disney World on his mind. Instead, the linebacker is using his AFC championship-status to tackle a couple of issues that are not normally associated with the NFL – same-sex marriage and anti-bullying.