Monday, December 13, 2010

Abstinence-Only Education

Check out this funny video via Amplify and Advocates for Youth on taxpayer-funded abstinence only education.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Sex Ed Advocacy in NYC

On November 18, NARAL Pro-Choice New York and the National Institute for Reproductive Health hosted a roundtable to discuss the future of sex education in New York City. See photos here.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Congress introduces a bill to end abstinence-only funding!

Frank Lautenberg and Representative Barbara Lee have introduced a bill that would repeal Title V abstinence-only-until-marriage program funding.

Take action with Advocates for Youth

Federal Grant Funding!

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced $155 million in teen pregnancy prevention funding to support the implementation of evidence-based and innovative teen pregnancy prevention programs. For a full list of grantees by state visit

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

LONGSHOT: Lured by new grant, some states reject abstinence-only funding

Check out this interesting article about states rejecting abstinence-only funding in favor of PREP.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

New Funding Stream from OAH

The Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has just announced the availability of funds for states to assist pregnant and parenting teens and women.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

PREP vs. Abstinence-Only Education

A New York Times article this week compares abstinence-only education programs of past years to Obama's more comprehensive Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP), which aims to help teenagers delay sexual activity and use protection if they do have sex. The $375 million over five years for PREP still comes with $50 million each year for abstinence-only education, however, even though abstinence-only programs have been demonstrated to be ineffective. Check out the article here.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

SEANYC Meeting May 13

Save the date! The next SEANYC meeting will take place on Thursday, May 13 from 10am-noon. Stay tuned for details.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

New NYC Condoms are here!

The new NYC Condoms are here! The new packages feature the simple but attractive image of a computer's "on" button. The condoms are available for free all over NYC. To learn where to find them, check out the city's website or call 311.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

SEANYC Meeting March 18

Save the date! The next SEANYC meeting will take place on Thursday, March 18. Stay tuned for details.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

New York City Condoms Contest

New York City Condoms are getting a new look! Finalists have been announced in a citywide NYC Condom Package Design Contest, and voting is open to the public until February 28. The current NYC Condom packages have a subway-inspired design, with letters and numbers in colored circles. Proposed new designs include a computer’s “on” button and an image of a subway train entering a tunnel. According to the New York City Department of health, the condom designs aim to “capture the city’s distinctive culture while promoting safer sex.”

Check out the finalists and vote for your favorite design

NYC condoms are available for free across the city. For more info about where to get free condoms, go
HERE or call 311.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

January 14th Meeting

Thank you to everyone who attended last week’s SEANYC meeting on January 14th! We all discussed what our organizations are doing to improve sex education in New York. Check out the resources under the “Links and Documents” toolbar to get involved in getting comprehensive sex education in NYC. Don’t forget to participate in our photo campaign by taking pictures of you and your friends supporting sex education and posting it to our Flickr webpage!

The next SEANYC meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 11th at 10am. Stay tuned for more info!