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Review of “Comprehensive” School-Based Sex Ed Finds INCREASES in Sexual Activity

A global research review of school-based "comprehensive sex education" programs that emphasize condom use and use of contraceptives as primary strategies recommended to youth found very little effectiveness from these programs and instead found increased sexual activity. The review, conducted by the Institute for Research & Evaluation and published in the Institute of Law and Medicine in January, examined 60 studies of 40 school-based comprehensive sex education programs in the U.S. as well as 43 studies of 39 programs in other countries. The review found “little evidence that [comprehensive sex education] programs are effective at producing positive impact on their [...]

2020-03-11T02:33:29+00:00February 29th, 2020|News Articles|0 Comments

They were young. They thought they had time. Then they nearly died of liver disease.

Editor's Note: According to the National Institutes of Health, 9 out of 10 adults who are alcoholic or alcohol dependent STARTED DRINKING AT AGE 20 OR YOUNGER, AS TEENAGERS. By Shari Rudavsky (IndyStar) INDIANAPOLIS – Although Rachel Martin would never deny she had a drinking problem, she figured years would pass before it would take a toll on her health. After all, she had not yet hit 40 and she had managed to eke out two years of complete sobriety about a decade ago. Even when she was drinking, she would hit the bottle hard for three weeks but then [...]

2020-02-22T04:39:19+00:00February 21st, 2020|News Articles|0 Comments

Why Are So Many Young People Unhappy? Part 2

I began part one of “Why Are So Many Young People Unhappy?” with data showing the apparently unprecedentedly high rate of unhappiness among young people in America (and elsewhere, but I am focusing on America). The rates of suicide, self-injury, depression, mass shootings and loneliness (at all ages) are higher than ever recorded. It seems that Americans may have been happier, and certainly less lonely, during the Great Depression and World War II than today, even with today’s unprecedentedly high levels of health, longevity, education and material well-being. There is, of course, no single explanation, and I listed a number [...]

2020-02-07T08:03:37+00:00February 7th, 2020|News Articles|0 Comments

Youth crisis: Land of the free and home of the miserable?

Here are some unhappy statistics: — In America between 1946 and 2006, the suicide rate quadrupled for males ages 15 to 24 and doubled for females the same age. — In 1950, the suicide rate per 100,000 Americans was 11.4. In 2017, it was 14. — According to Grant Duwe, director of research and evaluation at the Minnesota Department of Corrections, in the 1980s, there were 32 mass public shootings (which he defines as incidents in which four or more people are killed publicly with guns within 24 hours). In the 1990s, there were 42. In the first decade of [...]

2020-02-02T23:44:12+00:00February 1st, 2020|News Articles|0 Comments

Can You Get Herpes from Kissing? And 14 Other Things to Know

Is it possible? Yes, you can contract oral herpes, aka cold sores, from kissing, but developing genital herpes this way is less likely. Oral herpes (HSV-1) is usually transmitted by kissing, and genital herpes (HSV-2) is most often spread through vaginal, anal, or oral sex. Both HSV-1 and HSV-2 can cause genital herpes, but genital herpes is most commonly caused by HSV-2. There’s no need to swear off kissing forever on account of herpes, though. Read on for everything you need to know about herpes from kissing and other contact. How does kissing transmit HSV? Oral herpes is mainly transmitted by skin-to-skin contact with [...]

2020-01-27T20:27:42+00:00January 24th, 2020|News Articles|0 Comments