What New York's Teens Are Learning About Sex, Consent & Rape
Sex Ed in New York City's middle and high schools is way behind where it should be, so teens learn about sex from each other.
Updated: Jul 27, 2018 4:04 PM
Public School Students Take Sex Ed Elsewhere If Their School Is Owned By The Catholic Church
The City has rented space from the diocese and archdiocese since 2005, and will pay more than $27 million in rent for 40 different public schools that use Church property.
Updated: Apr 7, 2013 2:07 PM
Teens Don't Use Birth Control Because They Think They're Immune To Pregnancy
Oh, teenage girls, we knew you were crazy, but this is just dumb.
Updated: Jan 20, 2012 4:03 PM
Parental Griping Successfully Waters Down Required Sex-Ed
A group called NYC Parents Choice wants to be able to offer their children an abstinence-only education that "leaves out explicit lessons entirely."
Updated: Oct 30, 2011 12:21 PM
Parent Freak Out: Sex Ed To Be Taught In City Schools Next Year
The DOE will require a semester of sex education in sixth or seventh grades and another in the first two years of high school.
Updated: Oct 23, 2011 11:46 AM
Greenwich Village Women Are Swimming In STDs
Some alarming new numbers are coming out of the Health Department these days.
Updated: Oct 12, 2011 3:35 PM
Why Sex Ed Is Important: More Young People Having Unsafe Sex Than Ever
A new study from the International Planned Parenthood Federation highlights a scary failure to provide young people with sexual health information and services.
Updated: Sep 27, 2011 5:47 PM
Conservatives Insist That Sex Ed Will Destroy NYC's Youth
Ugh—a right-wing group claims that the city's sex-ed mandate will turn all children into bestiality-loving freaks.
Updated: Sep 26, 2011 1:45 PM
Where Can People Go For Free STD Testing Now?
Earlier this year, the city quietly cut funding for free STD testing, leaving private health care providers with an influx of patients who oftentimes can't pay.
Updated: Sep 12, 2011 1:42 PM
Parents Cheer, Pope Jeers New Sex Ed Requirements
Unsurprisingly, the Church was against teaching kids about condoms, but parents seem pretty psyched about it.
Updated: Aug 11, 2011 7:18 PM
Doing It & Doing It Well: NYC Schools Must Teach Kids How To Put On Condoms
The city will requite middle and high schoolers to learn how to put on a condom, amongst other lessons, as part of Bloomberg's initiative to improve the quality of life for minority teens.
Updated: Aug 10, 2011 11:08 AM
Sex Ed Teacher Wins Settlement From City
A Staten Island sex education teacher who sued the city after
Updated: Aug 14, 2010 4:23 PM
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