Sex Education

Sex change regret silenced

Sexuality | One renowned surgeon says more study is needed of why some people ‘detransition’
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 10/06/17, 02:32 pm

As rates of sex change surgeries skyrocket, one of the world’s leading genital reconstruction surgeons is speaking out about an issue not being addressed: gender change regret.

In an interview with The Telegraph of London this week, professor Miroslav Djordjevic lamented the lack of research on transgender people changing their minds and undergoing surgery reversal.

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Mislabeled sex ed

Sex Education | In Hawaii, sex education programs go by different names—abstinence, comprehensive—depending on who’s doling out the money
by Emily Belz
Posted 9/07/17, 11:56 am

Forgive Hawaii parents for being confused about what sex education their children are getting in public school. Sex ed programs in the tropical state use different descriptors based on money and political power—a practice that sometimes occurs elsewhere in the country as well. And Hawaii parents don’t typically have access to sex ed curriculum beyond a description posted on school websites.

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Oversexed ed

Education | American sex ed is scattershot, but groups aligned with Planned Parenthood are pushing highly explicit curricula
by Emily Belz
Posted 8/29/17, 08:00 pm

When Ashley Bever learned from family friends that her 11-year-old daughter would receive sexual education at her San Diego public school, she asked the program coordinator for the district to let her see the curriculum. The coordinator was “reluctant,” said Bever, a substitute teacher in the local school district, but Bever was eventually able to see the material—called “Rights, Respect, Responsibility.”

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