|Rising Teen Pregnancy Rates Steer Texas School Districts away from Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage
|Some Texas school districts are transitioning from an abstinence-only-until-marriage approach to more comprehensive sex education programs in response to rising teen pregnancy rates. Austin Independent School District, Hays Consolidated Independent School District, and Lufkin Independent School District all adopted sex education curricula that teach about both abstinence and contraception for ...|
|Ambassador Goosby Convenes NGO Forum at State Department to Discuss PEPFAR
|Ambassador Eric Goosby, the recently appointed U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, convened a forum with nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in the international HIV/AIDS community at the Department of State on Friday, September 25, 2009. The Ambassador is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and ...|
|NGO Forum in Berlin Marks 15th Anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development
|The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), hosted “Global Partners in Action: NGO Forum on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Development.” The forum, held on September 2–4, marked the 15th anniversary of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development ...|
|Senate Finance Committee Votes to Fund Comprehensive Sex Education; Restore Failed Title V Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Funding
|On September 29, 2009 the Senate Finance Committee approved two amendments to the health care reform bill—one creating a comprehensive sex education program for the states and the other extending the failed Title V abstinence-only-until-marriage program.
Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) offered an amendment to create a comprehensive sex education funding stream ...|
|FDA Approves HPV Vaccine to Prevent Genital Warts in Boys and Young Men
|On October 16, 2009, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the vaccine Gardasil to help prevent genital warts caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) in boys and young men ages nine through 26. Gardasil was originally approved for use among females in the same age-range on June 8, 2006.
The vaccine ...|