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Change My Life: Puberty and Menstrual Health

Who knew there were loads of organizations with a focus on menstrual health? Not me. I'm not even sure that I knew "menstrual health" was a thing. Since the New York Times story I've been contacted by several organizations which focus on…
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10 Tips for Kid Facebook Safety

  I've noticed a new trend — younger and younger kids are on Facebook and they are trying to Friend me. At times these kids are as young as 8 and they are usually kids of my friends or relatives or friends of Ainsley's. I don't…
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Planned Parenthood, Solve the Federal Funding Abortion Problem

It's that time of year again. Republicans have introduced a bill that will ban federal funding for abortion procedures and Democrats have gotten all up-in-arms because this will put funding for birth control at risk because they have threatened…
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A 21st Century Look At A 20th Century Abortion Law

I've been Pro-Choice since I read Orson Scott Card's classic Ender's Game, in which, the government limited the number of children parents could have, based on some sci-fi reason of intelligent selection, only parents who had especially…
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Respect RX Kits

Statistics from Respect RX: • 1 in every 2 females worldwide has been abused during her lifetime. • 50% of teens in serious relationships say they've gone against their beliefs to please their partner, including going further sexually than…
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Took My Daughter to MY Annual OB/GYN Appt

I took Ainsley to my annual Ob/Gyn exam yesterday. She stayed home from school with flu symptoms from the flu mist vaccine. My husband had jury duty. I didn't want to reschedule, because I didn't know how long that would take and they could…

Logan Levkoff on Rachel Ray

I'm a fan of Logan Levkoff, author of  Third Base Ain't What It Used to Be: What Your Kids Are Learning About Sex Today- and How to Teach Them toBecome Sexually Healthy Adults which I reviewed here. Last week she wrote a story for The Huffington…
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30% of Girls Get Pregnant by 20

Today is Teen Pregnancy Prevention Day. For the first time in 15 years teen pregnancy is on the rise. In 2006 it rose by 3%. It's probably not that complex - the same parents who voted for Abstinence Only Education let their little girls…
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Girls Talk Sex on Oprah

Following last week's show and talking to your kids about sex and the whole vibrator thing - I think America was somewhat shocked that it had you know. . . . gone this far. Do girls masturbate? Well, yes Gail King, they do. And some of us…
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OMG! Controversial Laura Berman Touts Vibrators for Teens!

Oh My Gosh! Did anyone catch the Oprah on How to Have the Sex Talk yesterday? Dr. Laura Berman, the beautiful and non-threatening sex therapist and author of Real Sex for Real Women, walked us through a very nice and forthright conversation…
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Christiane Northrup, MD on HPV Vaccine

I'm a waffler when it comes to the HPV Vaccine, a vaccine preventing some types of the human papillomavirus virus that can cause cervical cancer, for young girls. I want to prevent my daughter from getting HPV. But, I've read The Handmaiden's…
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Real Sex, Take 35

According to the Center for Disease Control teen pregnancy rates "significantly" increased in 26 states in 2006, (it takes 3 years to get the latest statistics even with the Internet?) One new study has found a link between sex on television…