Girls and Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape

Peggy Orenstein, Girls and Sex, Health, teensPeggy Orenstein is the author ofThe New York Times best-sellers Girls & Sex, Cinderella Ate My Daughter and Waiting for Daisy as well as Flux: Women on Sex, Work, Kids, Love and Life in a Half-Changed World and the classic, SchoolGirls: Young Women, Self-Esteem and the Confidence Gap.


Peggy is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, and has written for such publications as The Los Angeles Times, Vogue, Elle, Time, Mother Jones, Slate, O: The Oprah Magazine, and The New Yorker. She is a contributor and commentaries to NPR’s All Things Considered and the PBS Newshour.

Her articles have been anthologized multiple times, including in The Best American Science Writing. She is a sought after keynote speaker and has been featured on, Nightline, CBS This Morning, The Today Show, NPR’s Fresh Air and Morning Edition and CBC’s As It Happens.

In 2012, The Columbia Journalism Review named Peggy one of its “40 women who changed the media business in the past 40 years.” She has been recognized for her Outstanding Coverage of Family Diversity, by the Council on Contemporary Families.

She received a Books For A Better Life Award for Waiting for Daisy. Her work has also been honored by the Commonwealth Club of California, the National Women’s Political Caucus of California and Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

Additionally, she has been awarded fellowships from the United States-Japan Foundation and the Asian Cultural Council.

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