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External & Internal Condom Steps

External & Internal Condom Steps

External & Internal Condom Steps2024Condom demonstrations are important because it’s better for young people to see (and then practice!) applying a condom before they need to use it. Review condom use steps for internal and external condoms, so you can feel...

Sexual Identity Glossary

Sexual Identity Glossary

Sexual Identity Glossary2024This handout identifies terms related to gender and sexual identity. Sexual identity is typically a combination of someone's: sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and sexual behavior. When packaged together, we get a...

In/Tend

In/Tend

In/Tend is a vibrant ecosystem of dreamers, doers, and change-makers who push the boundaries of imagination to develop innovative approaches to adolescent health.Where We Started In/Tend is grounded and nourished by the wealth of information and foundation of...

What’s Real?

What’s Real?

What's Real?2023For parents and caregivers, the safety of our children remains a priority. Competing information about immunizations, especially online, makes it harder for us to make decisions. Healthcare providers can help answer our questions, and routine...

Vaccinated Children, Stronger Communities

Vaccinated Children, Stronger Communities

Vaccinated Children, Stronger Communities2023When our children are up to date with their immunizations, other children and families are protected too. Let’s build stronger communities by ensuring that our children are vaccinated. Visit the Baltimore City Health...

Navigating Health Misinformation in the Digital Age

Navigating Health Misinformation in the Digital Age

Navigating Health Misinformation in the Digital Age2023We know that not everything on the Internet should be trusted. But how do we determine if digital content is credible? Learn a few tips on how to verify health information online and how to share information...

Merck Return to Care

Merck Return to Care

The Healthy Teen Oracle card deck centers around 16 unique, health-related Oracle cards with properties such as uncertainty, ritual, and encouragement. Where We Started One of the many ways that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted young people is causing a dramatic...

Communication is Key: Sharing STI Test Results with Your Partner

Communication is Key: Sharing STI Test Results with Your Partner

Communication Is Key: Sharing STI Test Results with Your Partner2022HIV and STI testing should be a part of your routine—and, if you have a partner or partners, theirs too—so let's talk about it! Having a Conversation about Getting Tested for STIs with Your Partner ...

From Mid to Stellar: Youth-Friendly Services in Your Health Clinic

From Mid to Stellar: Youth-Friendly Services in Your Health Clinic

From Mid to Stellar: Youth-Friendly Services in Your Health ClinicJune 2023Join Adolescent Health Initiative and True You Maryland, a program of the Maryland Department of Health, to discover ways you and your clinic can go from “mid” to stellar in the eyes of your...

Group Agreements for Good Colleagues

Group Agreements for Good Colleagues

Group Agreements for Good Colleagues2021This is a working document that was crafted by the Healthy Teen Network staff and was inspired by our former Board Chair Nadine Finigan-Carr in the midst of the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Like any good group...

Why Sex Ed For All?

Why Sex Ed For All?

Why Sex Ed For All?October 2021Have you heard that May is Sex Ed For All Month? Yes, no, maybe? Or yes, but you don’t quite get it? It’s okay…that’s actually what this session is all about. Since 2019, May has been recognized as Sex Ed For All Month. This initiative...

Many Ways of Being

Many Ways of Being

Many Ways of Being is an inclusive, youth-centered curriculum focused on gender equity, healthy relationships, and safer sex practices.Where We Started Equimundo: Center for Masculinities and Social Justice (formerly known as Promundo-US), in partnership with Child...

Real Talk Evaluation

Real Talk Evaluation

Real Talk modernizes sex education by capitalizing on youths’ desire to engage in peer sharing. Where We Started Real Talk modernizes sex education by capitalizing on youths’ desire to engage in peer sharing. Real Talk was developed through the 2015-2021 Innovation...

DC Next!

DC Next!

Centering young people as valued experts in identifying challenges to create innovative solutions.What It Is DC NEXT! is a collective impact innovation network of young parents, community providers, educational institutions, healthcare agencies, government partners,...

Sexting: The New Dinner Conversation

Sexting: The New Dinner Conversation

Sexting: The New Dinner ConversationMay 2022Have you ever wondered how to bring up the subject of sexting with young people in your lives? What happens if porn comes up in dinnertime conversations or there’s a sex scene on the screen at your family movie night? Join...

Protecting Youth Access to Health Care

Protecting Youth Access to Health Care

Protecting Youth Access to Health CareApril 2022Of all the reproductive health services—testing, treatment, supplies, procedures—which ones can a minor access without their parent/guardian’s permission? Get the answers during this 30-minute overview of Maryland’s...

True You Maryland

True You Maryland

Bringing together partners in six rural Maryland counties to advance the sexual health and well-being of youth here at home.Where We Started Young people in rural counties experience a range of health disparities. That’s because rural communities often face challenges...

Implementation Evaluation of Pulse

Implementation Evaluation of Pulse

Implementation Evaluation of Pulse: Findings from a Rigorous Evaluation of New or Innovative Approaches to Prevent Teen PregnancyJuly 2021This implementation report provides details on the recruitment procedures and implementation findings of an evaluation of Pulse, a...

Pulse

Pulse

Pulse puts the power of sexual health information, in English and Spanish, in the hands of millions of young women.What It Is Pulse, a web-based mobile health (mHealth) app, uses interactive, multimedia features to enhance engagement and support diverse learning...

Crush: Research Brief & Fact Sheet

Crush: Research Brief & Fact Sheet

Crush: Sex Ed for Real Life2018Crush shares sexual health information with adolescent women—anywhere, anytime. It is an innovative digital tool that empowers adolescent women by sharing on-demand access to comprehensive, medically accurate sexual health information....

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