SIECUS Logo

Support SIECUS!

Make sexuality education available to all.

Stay informed!

Sign up for SIECUS newsletters, updates, action alerts, and more!

Quick Links

Policy Updates

December 2007

New Mexico Abstinence Coalition Sues Governor for Allegedly Withholding Information about Abstinence-Only Funds
The New Mexico Abstinence Coalition recently sued Governor Bill Richardson claiming that the state is withholding information about how it spends federal money for abstinence-only-until-marriage programs.  On December 11, a lawyer for Laurel Edenburn, president of the board of directors of the New Mexico Abstinence Coalition, filed a lawsuit in ...
New Mexico Rejects Title V Federal Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Funds
On December 19, 2007, New Mexico’s Health Secretary, Alfredo Vigil, announced that  the state will reject Title V federal abstinence-only-until-marriage funds for Fiscal Year 2008. In the announcement, Dr. Vigil cited several reasons why New Mexico will not reapply for the federal abstinence-only-until-marriage funds: “There has never been a scientific ...
Congress’ 2007 Endgame Brings Good and Bad News for Sexual and Reproductive Health Issues
The United States Congress finally completed appropriations for Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 by passing a $555 billion omnibus budget package that included the Fiscal Year 2008 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (Labor-HHS) appropriations bill, the State-Foreign Operations appropriations bill, and the nine other FY 2008 appropriations bills that ...
After More Than a Decade of Decline Teenage Birthrates Climb
Between 1991 and 2006, the United States saw a steady decrease in the teen birthrate.1  However, data released in early December by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show a three percent increase between 2005 and 2006, stirring commentary from both comprehensive sexuality education advocates and abstinence-only-until-marriage supporters.2 Specifically, the ...
HIV Travel Ban: New Regulation Draws Outrage from Advocates and Policymaker
Despite the promise of improvement, the proposed changes to the policy banning HIV-positive individuals from traveling to the United States issued by the Department of Homeland Security on November 6, 2007 brought wide-spread disappointment and outrage. Since 1993, when Congress enacted the National Immigration and Nationality Act, the United States ...
The United Nations Convenes Special Session to Discuss A World Fit for Children
On December 11−13, 2007, the United Nations (U.N.) convened a special plenary session of the General Assembly (G.A.) called “A World Fit for Children Plus 5” to discuss the progress achieved since the 2002 declaration, A World Fit for Children (WFFC).  WFFC is one part of the U.N.’s eight Millennium ...
Congress Passes Six-Month Extension of Title V Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Program
On December 29, 2007, President Bush signed a six-month extension of the Title V abstinence-only-until-marriage program which was set to expire on December 31, 2007.  Congress had passed the extension earlier in the month as part of the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007.  The new expiration date ...

2014

January  • February

2013

January  • February  • March  • April  • May  • June  • July  • September  • October  • November  • December

2012

January  • February  • March  • April  • May  • June  • July  • August  • September  • October  • November  • December

2011

January  • February  • March  • April  • May  • June  • July  • August  • September  • October  • November  • December

2010

January  • February  • March  • April  • May  • June  • July  • August  • September  • October  • November  • December

2009

January  • February  • March  • April  • May  • June  • July  • August  • September  • October  • November  • December

2008

January  • February  • March  • April  • May  • June  • July  • August  • September  • October  • November

2007

January  • February  • March  • April  • May  • June  • July  • August  • September  • October  • November  • December

2006

January  • February  • March  • April  • May  • June  • July  • August  • September  • October  • November  • December

2005

January  • February  • March  • April  • May  • June  • July  • August  • September  • October  • November  • December

2004

January  • February  • March  • April  • May  • June  • July  • August  • September  • October  • November  • December
National Coalition to Support Sexuality Education National Coalition to Support Sexuality Education National Coalition to Support Sexuality Education National Coalition to Support Sexuality Education