Letters to the editor | Local Editorials and Opinion

Letters to the editor | Local Editorials and Opinion

Sinema criticism is warranted I was glad to see that the Democratic Party is voicing criticism of U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema. I was very distressed when she voted with Moscow Mitch McConnell to lift sanctions on Russian oligarch Oleg Derapaska. She enabled Moscow Mitch to get an aluminum processing plant in Tennessee funded by the …

Editorial: Sex ed lacking in state | Opinion

Editorial: Sex ed lacking in state | Opinion

A national analysis of sexual violence by the Centers for Disease Control found 15% of high school-age females in Indiana reported having forced sexual intercourse in 2009. It was the second-highest percentage in the nation and 3 percentage points higher than the rest of the country. Nine years later, The Herald-Tribune of Batesville reported the …

Stranger Things To Orange Is The New Black, Buddies Rule Netflix

Stranger Things To Orange Is The New Black, Buddies Rule Netflix

New Delhi:  Happy Friendship Day, guys. Does your plan for today look like binging on Netflix and pizza with your BFF? If yes, here are some of the popular shows which develop around the theme of friendship. From Stranger Things and Sex Education to Grace And Frankie and Orange Is The New Black, we are …

State panel backs off changes in schools’ sex education | News

State panel backs off changes in schools’ sex education | News

Facing a barrage of parental criticism, the state Board of Education decided Monday to scrap a proposal to remove certain language from the rules on sex education. Several members of the appointed board said they are unwilling to consider the kind of changes being proposed — not just by gay rights advocates on one side …

Editorial: SC Reproductive health education should focus on health | Editorials

Editorial: SC Reproductive health education should focus on health | Editorials

The simple fact of being a member of the clergy doesn’t necessarily make one less qualified than anyone else to thoughtfully and responsibly review what South Carolina kids are taught about reproductive health, family issues and pregnancy prevention. It doesn’t make one more qualified either. But a South Carolina law requires that school districts form …

She wants women to have good sex. So she started a website where they can talk about it (safely)

She wants women to have good sex. So she started a website where they can talk about it (safely)

That was the question put to women in a blog post published earlier this year in a country that is deeply religious. “Long story short, I’m looking forward to some excitingly toe-curling and back-arching orgasmic sexual experiences this year.” It’s the kind of response that would surely please Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah, the Ghanaian writer who …

Senators reject high school sex ed survey; universities hope to hear more about campus sexual assault by asking less often | Legislature

Senators reject high school sex ed survey; universities hope to hear more about campus sexual assault by asking less often | Legislature

A regular survey of Louisiana college students about sexual assault on campus will be conducted less often in a bid to boost paltry participation in the currently annual questionnaire. Only about 5% of students at Louisiana public colleges and universities respond to the anonymous annual surveys, according to lawmakers. The survey will now be conducted …

Pre-Teen Boys Are Having Sexual Intercourse

Pre-Teen Boys Are Having Sexual Intercourse

Source: Wikimedia Commons We take as a golden rule of sex education that we should prevent sexual intercourse among pre-teenagers. Researchers Lindberg and associates note that young people having sex before age 13 delivers the message that we need “early, inclusive, and comprehensive sex education as well as sexual and reproductive health care to male …

Dripping Springs ISD's Student Health Advisory Council presents recommendations on sex education to trustees

Dripping Springs ISD’s Student Health Advisory Council presents recommendations on sex education to trustees

After several months of deliberation, Dripping Springs ISD’s Student Health Advisory Council made recommendations to the district’s board of trustees on a new sexual education curriculum at the board’s May 20 meeting. Sex education was one of a range of topics touched on by SHAC, including recommended school security upgrades. SHAC Chairperson Rob Satterfield served …