Category Prevention Education

April is STD Awareness Month

STDs affect persons of all ages, but particularly the young. CDC estimates that half of all new infections are among people aged 15–24 (1). STD tests aren’t always part of a regular doctor’s visit, and many doctors may not offer young patients an HIV or STD test unless the patient asks for one….

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The Truth About Teen Dating Violence

Did you know February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month? Nearly four in 10 adolescents (both male and female) have experienced physical or sexual dating violence. Dating violence isn’t always as obvious as a black eye. It is anytime an individual purposely hurts or scares someone they are dating, and includes physical,…

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News Report Teen Pregnancy Rates At Historic Low

On last week, news broke via social media that teen pregnancy birth rates reached a historic low in 2012. NBC News reported: “According to the National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the birth rate among young women ages 15 to 19 fell 6 percent last…

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