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He-Men, Virginity Pledges, and Bridal Dreams: Obama Administration Quietly Endorses Dangerous Ab-Only Curriculum

May 6, 2012


by Debra Hauser, Advocates for Youthand Monica Rodriguez, Sexuality Information & Education Council of the US (SIECUS)and Elizabeth Schroeder and Danene Sorace, Executive Director, Answer and Consultant, Future of Sex Education May 1, 2012 Sometime this month, an updated list of “evidence-based” teen pregnancy prevention programs was endorsed by the Department of Health and Human […]


April 1, 2012


Current law requires all organizations that receive PEPFAR funding to have a policy that explicitly opposes prostitution and sex trafficking. This policy, known as the anti-prostitution pledge, or the Anti-Prostitution Loyalty Oath (APLO), has been shown to have a negative impact on prevention efforts because it undermines the most effective approaches to working with sex […]

HIV/AIDS: You, me and HIV

February 14, 2012


Photo: lst1984/FlickrLiving and loving with HIV JOHANNESBURG, 14 February 2012 (PlusNews) – Rising HIV prevalence rates around the world have changed how we date and how we love, at least in theory. The sexual history discussion comes up earlier in dating, and HIV testing as a couple is just a step below becoming “official”. Then […]

Using Performing Arts to End Violence against Women in Papua New Guinea

February 8, 2012


Posted on February 3 2012 | News Members of the Seeds Theatre Group performing a drama to end violence against women in the Lae District, Papua New Guinea. (Photo: Pisai Gumar/Nationalpic) Dramatizing violence! That’s the motto of the community-based Seeds Theatre Group to address violence against women and girls in the densely populated communities of […]

KENYA: Tackling underage sex work in Nyanza’s gold mines

February 8, 2012


NYATIKE, 7 February 2012 (PlusNews) – Inside a smoky makeshift kiosk, Julie*, 16, can hardly cope with the demand from her clients for a cup of tea and a snack – the men are parched from their work as gold miners in the western Kenyan district of Nyatike. Photo: Kenneth Odiwuor/IRINMiners in Nyatike have money […]

January 23, 2012


NAIROBI, 23 January 2012 (PlusNews) – A small Kenyan study has found that more women than men feel HIV is a less serious threat after their male partners are circumcised; the study also made local news for finding that female partners of recently circumcised men found sex more enjoyable. Photo: Edgar Mwakaba/IRINMore women than men […]

KENYA: The downside of male involvement in PMTCT

January 18, 2012


KISUMU, 16 January 2012 (PlusNews) – Involving men is increasingly being promoted as a key element in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, and while its benefits are well-documented – in one Kenyan study it reduced the risks of vertical transmission and infant mortality by more than 40 percent compared with no involvement – […]