UNDER THE CURRENTS

How the Healthy Teen Network Design Challenge Inspired a Dating App Idea

Date: February 13th, 2020
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By Tiffany Tibbs Christensen, Taylor Herrigan, Ashley Stewart, and Camille Smith What is the Healthy Teen Network Design Challenge? The Healthy Teen Network Design Challenge is a 3-day deep dive into human-centered design. The challenge provides a unique opportunity to meet with health professionals from around the country and unleash your collaborative, creative energy on…

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It’s time for sexual health to get a little bit kinky.

Date: February 7th, 2020
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Nicholas Sufrinko
Washington, DC’s premier leather, kink, and fetish event known as “Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend (MAL)” concluded last Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend with plenty of parties, pageants, and “pup play.” I was a first-time visitor to the annual event that brings together leather, kink, and fetish enthusiasts from around the region and the globe to…
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Why do we NEED to talk about technology and sexuality?

Date: January 30th, 2020
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Ella Dorval Hall
By Ella Dorval Hall How are young people using technology to tend to their sexuality? How is technology shaping young peoples’ intimacy? And how do professionals incorporate these topics into their work? Today technology feels undeniably baked into sexuality—dating apps, porn, smartphone-controlled sex toys, social media, sugar daddy apps, virtual reality, gifs, etc. Relationships often…
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Happy New Legislative Year!

Date: January 23rd, 2020
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The new year provides an occasion for Healthy Teen Network to update our members and supporters on the status of (y)our federal public policy priorities. January 2020 brings us into the second year of a two-year legislative session of the 116th Congress. Before recessing in late December 2019, Congress passed and the President signed into…

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HPV By the Numbers

Date: January 17th, 2020
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Each year, approximately 19,400 women and 12,100 men are affected by cancers caused by HPV. We broke it down, by the numbers, in this short infographic, designed to help parents learn more about the HPV vaccine and why it’s so important for children to receive the vaccine. Want more? Check out our full suite of…

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Platform and Targeting: More Lessons Learned for Internet Advertising

Date: January 9th, 2020
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This is part three of a series. Miss something? Check it out: Introduction Lessons 1-2 Lessons 3-4 Each video in this elearning series is super-short and easy to follow. Although the elearning videos follow a sequence, you don't have to follow them in order. You can view them at your own pace, picking up wherever…
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Happy Holidays!

Date: December 22nd, 2019
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Healthy Teen Network
Wishing you happy holidays, from our family to yours! We'll see you in the new year! As you make those New Year's resolutions, we encourage you to join SisterSong and many other organizations and allies for a tweet storm on New Year's Day to talk about our #RJresolutions, or reproductive justice resolutions. What are your…
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Be Clear and UX Matters: More Lessons Learned for Internet Advertising

Date: December 18th, 2019
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This is part three of a series. Miss something? Check it out: Introduction Lessons 1-2 Each video in this elearning series is super-short and easy to follow. Although the elearning videos follow a sequence, you don't have to follow them in order. You can view them at your own pace, picking up wherever it makes…
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Avoid Stock Photography & Be Concise: More Lessons Learned for Internet Advertising

Date: December 5th, 2019
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This is part two of a series. Miss part one? Take a look at the introduction to internet advertising to recruit youth. Each video in this elearning series is super-short and easy to follow. Although the elearning videos follow a sequence, you don't have to follow them in order. You can view them at your…
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Why Are Youth Watching Porn and What Are They Learning from It?

Date: November 21st, 2019
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Ella Dorval Hall

By Ella Dorval Hall It’s common to hear that when there is a lack of sex education in a young person’s life, they turn to porn for more answers, and in doing so, that young person learns risky, harmful behaviors. While it is true that 60% of young people report going to porn to learn…

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