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Happy National Latino AIDS Awareness Day! (NLAAD)  It really is a week of Days to Celebrate Things, isn’t it? Today is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, but tomorrow – tomorrow is my daughter’s tenth birthday, and if that isn’t something amazing to celebrate I don’t know what is! But back to today. (Stay in the… Read more »

September 27th: National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

It is not yet the National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – that will be this Saturday, on September 27th – but there’s so much going on this week I’m jumping ahead of myself, calendar-wise. The Center for Sex Education doesn’t have a manual about STIs – although I hear rumors of an old one about… Read more »

Sex Ed Week in Review: Posters, Partners, and Sex Positivity

Kansas: Poster Sparks Anger, Leads to Opt-In Mandates In Sex Ed The passage of Senate Bill 376 would  mandate school districts to obtain signed permission slips from parents or guardians so their children could engage in human sexuality instruction. Anger over a poster brought the Bill to the floor after a student showed her father a picture of it. The… Read more »

Sex Ed Week in Review: Russia says no to sex ed, LGBT and Adoption

Russia says no to sex education and yes to reading. Pavel Astakhov, left, Russia’s children’s ombudsman is just looking out for the chastity of Russian children. He says that everything young people need to know about sex and relationships is in the Russian classic literature like Chekhov, Tolstoy and Gogol. Despite Russia’s 1 million people living with… Read more »

Sex Educator of the Week: Josephina Gil-Leyva

What project(s) are you currently working on in Sex Ed? Josephina Gil-LeyvaHealth Educator, PP of Central and Greater Northern NJ I work for Planned Parenthood. My current project is in Plainfield, NJ doing HIV education and implementing Effective Behavioral interventions by the CDC, VOICES/VOCES, and SISTA. Most of my work is done with young adult… Read more »

“Teaching Safer Sex” to Receive AASECT Book Award

Earlier this month the Center for Family Life Education (CFLE) received the jubilant news that our 2012 publication, Teaching Safer Sex, 3rd Ed., Vol. 1 & 2, will receive this year’s AASECT Book Award, given by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists. This award is the most prestigious one given in the field for… Read more »

Why I Teach Sex Ed: Plainfield, NJ

by Alethea Thompson Planned Parenthood of Central and Greater Northern New Jersey Alethea Thompson Some days I feel like I have the best job in the world — it’s so educational! Whether I am learning from a conference, a mandatory state training, or a Planned Parenthood in-service training, I always have something new to take… Read more »

A New Era of Teaching Safer Sex!

by Bill Taverner Both volumes of the preliminary draft of Teaching Safer Sex, 3rd ed. are now in the hands of our editorial advisory board, as well as other experts in sexuality education, and our copyeditor.  So for the first time since I dove into this project full-force a year ago, I am finding myself trying… Read more »