Working around parents

Family | Texting hotlines usurp sexual education
by Mary Jackson
Posted 11/27/20, 02:09 pm

Many parents in Virginia learned for the first time about a government-funded text hotline offering their teenagers anonymous sex advice when postcards appeared in their mailboxes.

The brightly colored notice, sent to more than 95,000 Virginia households in September, featured animated teens holding cellphones and discussing an anonymous text hotline in which a “certified health educator” answered their questions within 24 hours on “relationships, contraception, sex, pregnancy, [sexually transmitted infections], sexuality + more.”

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Free to talk to teens

Free Speech | Appeals court upholds counselors’ freedom of speech
by Steve West
Posted 11/24/20, 04:45 pm

Two Florida counselors have successfully challenged local laws that blocked them from talking to teenagers about unwanted same-sex attraction or gender confusion.

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A tangled web

Transgenderism | We’ve made a mess of sexuality
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 11/19/20, 02:39 pm

For years, we’ve gazed with dismay at the phenomenon of the vanishing man—in family life, on the university campus, and in responsible positions (or in positions acting responsibly). Could it be that men no longer know how to be men?

We should be asking that question about women. 

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