Blume has written about masturbation, birth control, first love, teen sex, death, bullying and racism. All topics adults don’t typically like to speak with young people about. This was especially the case in the 70s when many of her books were written.
Masturbation Month began in 1995 in response to the forced resignation of U.S. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders, who said the act was part of healthy sexuality.
Sex education is more than sex. It teaches life skills that children and teens will use every day for the rest of their lives. Sexual health and sexual well-being are an important part of our overall health and well-being.
Tis the season. Parties, presents and good cheer – and to make the holidays extra special, a little smooching under the mistletoe. Special indeed, but this is exactly how you may get a cold sore (read: oral herpes). Herpes is highly contagious and can be contracted by kissing.
The Waterloo Region Public Health Infectious Diseases Surveillance Report shows a significant increase in the rates of gonorrhea between 2012 and 2013.