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AIDS Epidemic in the South: Religion to Blame?

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A recent segment of the PBS NewsHour focused on the South as the “Epicenter of the AIDS Crisis in America.” In spite of life-saving drugs that are available to treat HIV and AIDS, hundreds are still dying in the city of Atlanta and Fulton County, Georgia, the focus of the report. A 2014 CDC analysis […]

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“You can’t be pregnant – I didn’t come.”

His words hit me like a bolt of lightning. A thousand thoughts rushed into my head. “How could I not know this? He must think that I am a moron. Why didn’t I get a test instead of calling him?” I remember lowering my head and saying very softly into the phone, “Oh, I didn’t […]

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Secular Sex Advice for Daughter

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  This is a guest post by Dan Dana, PhD, retired president, Mediation Training Institute International, regarding advice for soon-to-be sexually active young women from a secular humanist perspective. See also sex advice for young men. This page supplements the short, free ebook The Reason Revolution, available here. Please read it as you consider the following […]

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Abstinence-only Sex Education

Re-reading the classics of feminism such as Betty Friedan’s Feminine Mystique and Germaine Greer’s The Female Eunuch, I am amazed at how far women have come since Sigmund Freud’s misogynist attitude toward women and their sexuality. But then I encounter Amber Barnhill’s poignant story about her total lack of sex education and I realize we […]

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