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It’s STD Awareness Month: Get Yourself Tested!

TweetApril is National STD Awareness Month, which means it’s also the fifth annual GYT: Get Yourself Tested campaign. 1 in 2 sexually active people will get an STD by the age of 25, and most won’t know it. So getting tested is super important. And it’s something that you kinda have to take responsibility for yourself. I think [...]
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Vagina, vagina, vagina!

Tweet Tim McDaniel, a 10th-grade science teacher in Dietrich, Idaho, is being investigated by the Idaho State Board of Education for “possible controversial lesson content.” The content? Sex ed. The reason it’s being taught in science class? Because the school’s health teacher isn’t comfortable teaching students about birth control and STDs. “Since I started working [...]
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Plan B comes to some New York City Public Schools

TweetNew York City’s Department of Education is launching a pilot program making the morning after pill available to high school aged girls. The CATCH (Connecting Adolescents To Comprehensive Health) program will make emergency accessible for girls as young as 14 without parental consent. New York City’s public schools may be be the first in the [...]
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Why we need sex ed, for real

TweetThis infographic collects a lot of important data about teen sexuality and sex education in the US. We absolutely need comprehensive sex ed, and this image includes a lot of evidence why. Part of that is the high rate of unintended pregnancies among teens. But this entire image is framed around preventing teens from getting [...]
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Why is the Obama administration endorsing a virginity pledge-based abstinence-only program?

TweetRecently, the Obama administration quietly updated its list of “evidence-based programs” that “met the effectiveness criteria” for preventing teenage pregnancy and are therefore endorsed by the Department of Health and Human Services. This list includes the Heritage Keepers Abstinence Education program. Which is weird because, like basically all abstinence-only programs ever, it doesn’t work. According [...]
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