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Let’s talk about sex: The birds and the bees

Let’s talk about sex: The birds and the bees

Emma Lam

February 4, 2016

In a survey of 87 students, about 70 percent said that they didn't get the sex talk from their parents. Here, two students and a biology teacher discuss why they think that is. Video by Anjana Melvin. Additional reporting by Priya Reddy.   he term ’Birds and Bees' seems to be describin...

Let’s talk about sex: Education

Let’s talk about sex: Education

Mingjie Zhong

February 3, 2016

Let's talk about sex education Story co-written by Alina Abidi and Mingjie Zhong. 

Let’s talk about sex: The disparity

Let’s talk about sex: The disparity

Renee Pu

February 3, 2016

Illustration by Renee Pu walked out of a pharmacy with a completed worksheet in my hand. The worksheet, recording the prices and functions of various sex protection products, was from my Biology class. I remembered how difficult looking at these products used to be for me and appreciated that I coul...

Let’s talk about sex: Sex and religion

Let’s talk about sex: Sex and religion

Elizabeth Han

February 3, 2016

he lost her virginity in a car, in the summer of 2014. It was never planned, like any other first experience — but at that very moment, she felt ready, secure in the arms of her then boyfriend. So after some awkward minutes of him tugging on a condom, she was no longer a virgin. Yet she still h...

Let’s talk about sex: Religion and Sex Quiz

Let’s talk about sex: Religion and Sex Quiz

Andy Tu

February 3, 2016

Co-written by Priya Reddy Religious organizations often make the news for their polarizing views on issues such as sexuality, abortions, and sex. The last one is one of the least talked about, but most well-known topics. But how well do you really know the stances of major religions on sex? Take the...

Let’s talk about sex: Words of consent

Let’s talk about sex: Words of consent

Ankit Dua

February 3, 2016

Consent is often times ambiguous and misinterpreted. What is the clear boundary between yes and no? Students at Monta Vista share their definition of consent and its importance.