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New Elearning Now Available! How to Talk About Dual Protection

Have you seen the rising rates of STIs and falling rates of pregnancy? Do you know how to respond to a young person who is resistant to using condoms?

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By Ella Dorval Hall

April 9, 2020

R esearch shows that pregnancy rates are decreasing and STI rates are increasing. Many young people are using contraceptive methods like implants and IUDs, also called Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARC). And often, when they start using a LARC, they stop using condoms…as a result, STI rates are dramatically increasing.

This elearning gives you the information and skills you need to address the increasing rates of STIs.

Dual protection is the use of more than one method of contraception concurrently, providing protection from both STIs and pregnancy. While some young people may be resistant to using condoms, it’s important for educators and clinicians to know how to and feel comfortable addressing dual protection.

Designed for educators and clinicians, this elearning gives you the information and skills you need to address the increasing rates of STIs, whether you’re working in the classroom or clinic. In the elearning, you can practice communicating with people who are resistant to using dual protection by using real-life scenarios tailored to your profession as either an educator or a clinician. With this elearning, you can feel more prepared to explain dual protection and confident communicating about the barriers young people are experiencing.

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Ella Dorval Hall was previously employed with Healthy Teen Network as a Capacity Building Specialist.