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Sex education news and analysis from The Nation
March 7, 2019
Man-Made Myths About the Female Body Have Led to Centuries of Bad Sex
The erasure of the clitoris from the study of anatomy is one of the biggest cover-ups in modern history.
September 29, 2016
Can These Pornographers End ‘MILFs,’ ‘Teens,’ and ‘Thugs’?
Porn may never be the same.
May 3, 2016
An NFL Player Stands Up to Rape and Gives a Lesson in Consent
Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy stands up to toxic masculinity and rape culture in professional football.
December 2, 2015
Sorry, Ted Cruz: Women Don’t Want Your ‘Rubbers’
Trying to combat the notion of a GOP “war on women,” Cruz explains the backwards thinking that’s behind it.
April 2, 2015
‘Masturbation Will Lead to Homosexuality’: China’s LGBT Sex-Ed Problem
When it comes to the birds and the bees, LGBT Chinese students remain in the dark.
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July 8, 2014
Obama’s Evangelical Gravy Train
Despite the president’s promise to cut funding to discredited HIV and pregnancy prevention programs, taxpayer dollars are still bankrolling anti-gay, anti-choice conservative religious groups.
November 18, 2011
Putting Teen Pregnancy in Perspective
The media love reporting on year-to-year fluctations in the American teen birth rate. Less attention is paid to the fact that teen pregnancy is exponentially more common in the United States than in other developed world nations.
October 26, 2011
A Reality Check on Teen Sex
New York City’s new sex ed curriculum is based on real evidence: very young teens are having sex, and need to know how to stay safe.
April 30, 2010
It’s Detention Time for Sex Education Teachers
Is sex education a crime? A Wisconsin District Attorney is warning teachers to stop teaching sexual education or they'll face prosecution and possible time in jail.
Clarissa A. León