|Waxman’s Letter to HHS Says Proposed Conscience Rule Violates Federal Policy
|Representative Henry Waxman (D-California), Chair of the House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee, sent a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Monday, October 27 regarding the agency’s recently proposed “right of conscience” provisions.
HHS released the proposed regulations in August 2008 under the ...|
|Uganda Parliamentary Committee Drafts Bill to Criminalize Known HIV Transmission
|The parliamentary committee on HIV/AIDS in Uganda is currently drafting a bill that would punish people who deliberately infect others with HIV. The intent of the legislation is not to criminalize those people living with HIV/AIDS but instead to punish those people who are HIV-positive and knowingly spread the virus. ...|
|National Coalition to Support Sexuality Education (NCSSE) Holds Biannual Meeting
|On November 18, members of the National Coalition to Support Sexuality Education (NCSSE) came together for the coalition’s biannual meeting held at the offices of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America in New York City. The day-long meeting brought in preeminent education advocates and professionals from throughout the nation to ...|
|Sexuality Education in UK Schools: Compulsory through Statutory Safeguard
|On October 23, UK Minister of Schools, Jim Knight, announced that sexuality education for ages 5–16 would become compulsory in all schools in the United Kingdom, citing that “after all, what [is] education’s for – to develop our critical faculties, to help us make the right choices – not just ...|
|Study Finds Correlation between Watching Sex on TV and Teen Pregnancy
|A study released in the November online edition of Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, found a correlation between how many sexual images teens watch and their involvement in teen pregnancies. The study found that teenagers who watched the most sexual content on television were more likely ...|
|2008 Election Concludes with Democratic Victories Across the Nation; Young People Will Win Big
|The historic and decisive election of Barack Obama and Joe Biden as the next President and Vice President of the United States and the significant Democratic pick-ups in the House of Representatives and Senate are likely to have considerable implications for reproductive and sexual health and rights, including sexuality education.
|Election 2008 Ballot Measures Offer Mixed Results
|In addition to the Presidential election and several Senatorial and Gubernatorial races, citizens around the nation had the opportunity to vote on a number of ballot measures impacting sexual and reproductive health. Measures that would have restricted a woman’s right to choose were defeated across the board in California, Colorado, and ...|