April is STD Awareness Month

Banner for STD Awareness Month 2015

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.

Patients who get tested for STDs and are aware of their STD status can better protect their own health and the health of their sexual partner(s). If not treated, some STDs can lead to serious health problems. Learning resources for clinicians, patients, and community members about STDs are available from CDC at http://www.cdc.gov/std/sam.

{VIDEO} Is She The Toughest Principal In America?

Elizabeth Dozier is the principal of Fenger High School. In 2009, she was charged with transforming one of Chicago’s most challenging schools and was recently featured on CNN’s Chicagoland series for her success. Over the past 4 years, Demoiselle 2 Femme, NFP has worked with Principal Dozier to provide programs and services to assist with some of the issues surrounding Fenger High School. 

Dozier Quote for Website- Program Page

Demoiselle 2 Femme currently runs its G-WAVE program at Fenger H.S. G-WAVE is an HIV/AIDS and violence prevention program which equips girls to share the power of their voice within their school and community. To make a charitable donation to support our efforts, click here.

Watch a clip of CNN’s Chicagoland “The Toughest Principal In America?” to get a snapshot of why it is important to support our educators and students.

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, emotional, or sexual abuse.-U.S Department of Health & Human Services Visit Our Resource Section For More Statistic

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