sex education


California May Mandate Data on Parenting Foster Youths; Up To Governor

The California State Assembly passed a downsized version of a bill that mandates the collection of data about parenting foster youths, and the bill is now headed to the desk of Gov.


Douglas Kirby, Veteran Sex Ed Expert, Posthumously Awarded Sedgwick Medal

The American Public Health Association announced this week that Dr. Douglas Kirby, one of the foremost experts on sex education and pregnancy prevention programs for adolescents, was posthumously awarded the association’s highest honor, the Sedgwick Memorial Medal.


Foster Youth Pregnancies: A Problem Ignored Far Too Long

by Blayke Bearman State Senator Leland Yee (D) of California authored Senate Bill 528 this year that would clarify who is responsible for providing proper sex education to foster youth and ensure that all foster youths have access to age-appropriate, reproductive health education.


With School Funds for Sex Ed Depleted, Nonprofit Works to Fill the “Black Hole”

by Sarah Benjamin University of California-Berkeley senior Hilary Vansell knows how difficult it is for teenagers to access accurate information about pregnancy prevention.  She has been dispelling myths and raising awareness about contraception in Oakland public high schools as a peer health educator since she was a sophomore.


Calif. Partnership Tries to Reach Foster Care Youth on Safe Sex

Every time sexual health educator Alma De Anda passes around the female condom in her class, all the students say ‘wow’ at the size of the contraception. “When we take it out it is hilarious because they are usually weirded out by it,” said De Anda, who talks about all types of contraception and sexual health discussions with foster youth in the Los Angeles area.