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The First Offender Prostitution Program is like traffic school, except the goal is to educate people who have been arrested for soliciting prostitutes.

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In part one of this two-part series, we heard a the history of how sex education has evolved in California. Now, we’re looking to the future, and, of course, it involves tech. Adults who missed out on quality sexual education are turning to apps to help explore and learn about sex. A few Bay Area women are the brains behind these sexual wellness startups.

The history of California's sexual education

May 29, 2019
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According to a Harvard study, more than 40 percent of parents didn’t have “the sex talk” with their kids. But California — especially San Francisco — is leading the way in making sure kids get the sex education they need. Things weren’t always this way.

  

Author Daniel Handler, also known as Lemony Snicket, says young adult fiction is willing to address just about anything, except the sexuality of adolescent boys.

Your Call: The politics of pleasure

Sep 20, 2016

 

On the September 20th edition of Your Call, journalist Peggy Orenstein joins us to discuss her book, Girls & Sex, Navigating the Complicated New Landscape.

Birds do it. Bees do it. But we definitely don't want to think about our teens doing it.

Your Call: Getting real about girls' sex lives

May 4, 2016
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 On the May 5th edition of Your Call we’ll have a conversation with Peggy Orenstein about her new book, “Girls & Sex, Navigating the Complicated New Landscape.”

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Feb 24, 2016
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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

City Workers Begin Clearing Division Street Homeless Despite 72-Hour Notice // CBS SF Bay Area

“Residents of a large homeless encampment along Division Street in San Francisco were given 72-hours notice to relocate Tuesday, but many people said they were being forced to move immediately.

November 9, 2015.  In October Governor Brown signed two laws making changes to California's requirements for sex education in high schools. One of those laws makes California the first state to require certain high schools to teach about sexual violence prevention and the “yes means yes” sexual consent standard.  Host Joseph Pace talks with educators about the new laws on City Visions.

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On today's next Your Call we’ll talk about how and where young people are getting educated about sexual health.  Under California law sex education must be comprehensive, science-based and free of bias.  California is one of the only states that doesn’t take federal funds to teach abstinence-only.  So what do you think sex education should like in schools?  Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org.  What resources are available to educators and parents?  It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.

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