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Abstinence Advocate Gets High Post at HHS

couple beachCommentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

Valerie Huber, a tireless champion of sexual risk avoidance education for teens, has been appointed as Chief of Staff to the Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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New Battle Looming Over Sex Ed Funding

The war between supporters of comprehensive sex education programs and abstinence education are gearing up for a new battle as a proposed House bill threatens to slash funding for "safe sex" programs and divert half of the money to abstinence education.

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Study: Virginity Makes a Comeback Among US Teens

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which is considered one of the largest and most in-depth federal report on sexual behavior of its kind, has found that a growing number of teens and young adults are choosing to remain chaste.

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Abstinence Ed Funding to End Sept. 30

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist In spite of their own research showing that 70 percent of parents and 60 percent of teens believe sexual relations belong inside marriage, Congress is set to cancel funding for 176 abstinence programs effective September 30.

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