UNDER THE CURRENTS

What am I willing to do differently to support Black lives?

Date: July 10th, 2020
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Ella Dorval Hall
SisterSong defines Reproductive Justice as “the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities.”   The term Reproductive Justice was coined in 1994 when a group of Black women called the Women of African Descent for Reproductive Justice met on the matter of the individual choice to plan…
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Title IX: Protect Your Rights

Date: June 23rd, 2020
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Deborah Chilcoat
Discrimination against pregnant and parenting students is alive and well...and could be getting worse! In February, attorney generals from 19 states and the District of Columbia sent Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, a letter expressing their “strong opposition” to proposed changes to Title IX. It’s a juicy one, too! They make the case that the…
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Remembering Laurie Zabin

Date: June 9th, 2020
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Valerie Sedivy

Laurie Schwab Zabin, PhD, an internationally recognized expert on adolescent pregnancy, family planning, abortion, and sexual behavior, died May 11, 2020 at age 94. Dr. Zabin was a professor of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She dedicated over three decades of service with Planned Parenthood of…

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Today, we pause…

Date: June 2nd, 2020
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Healthy Teen Network

In recognition of #BlackoutTuesday and in support of #BlackLivesMatter, we are pausing our regular communications. Today, we pause to grieve and join in the outrage for violence against Black lives. We join the call for justice following the most recent racially charged incidents and the nation’s protests in response specifically to the murder of George…

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Comprehensive Sex Education as Violence Prevention

Date: May 27th, 2020
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Guest Blog Post by Rebekah L. Rollston It’s #SexEdForAll month, yet most people still believe sex education is just about sex. But it’s so much more than that. As a young woman from rural Appalachia, I’m well aware that until people learn what sex education truly is, it won’t be widely accepted in our society.…

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What Pandemics Can Teach Us about Food and Eating, and Sexual Activity, Too

Date: May 21st, 2020
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Bob Reeg

My first days living during the declared coronavirus public health emergency were spent in terror—not wanting to leave my house or even open its doors. That frame of thought quickly led to a principal activity of daily living consideration—how was I going to go about eating. Questions that bubbled up included Do I have enough…

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Press Release: Sex Education Collaborative Launches Website with Open Access Training Hub

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For Immediate Release Baltimore, MD -- As remote learning continues for much of the country, members of the Sex Education Collaborative (SEC) have created a new online training hub with a wide variety of professional development offerings for sex educators and school administrators at SexEducationCollaborative.org. The SEC envisions a world in which all young people’s…
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#HealthyTeen20 Is Going Virtual!

Date: May 14th, 2020
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Janet Max
Join Us Online for Un/Filtered: Sexuality in the Connected Age Like many of you, over the last few months we have been monitoring worldwide developments related to COVID-19. Our staff has worked hard planning this year’s conference, and now, more than ever, this year’s theme on sexuality in the connected age is relevant to our…
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6 Edtechs Compete in a Voice Challenge

Date: May 7th, 2020
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3 Finalists Focus on Student Life Skills to Win This is an excerpt from an article posted on EdSurge and features one of Healthy Teen Network's latest innovations: In July 2019, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and SXSW EDU issued a challenge to the edtech world: Design an Alexa skill to transform education. Developers across the…
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This May, and Every Day, We Demand #SexEdForAll! For All Young People. For All Times. For All Places.

Date: May 4th, 2020
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Gina Desiderio
A global pandemic, mandated stay-at-home orders, and extended periods of being isolated can shine a light on many things…including all that our country so very often gets wrong with sex ed. But…this unprecedented time can also create opportunities. Many of our 42 million adolescent Americans—that’s 12.9 % of our population*—are socially distancing, possibly with their…
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