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I’m Just a Bill: The Untold Story

I’m Just a Bill: The Untold Story

I’m Just a Bill covers how a legislative bill makes its way to law. As a public policy advocacy practitioner for over 30 years, let me just say that how a bill becomes a law is more complicated than the short film conveys.  By Bob Reeg, MPA, CVA June 3, 2021The I’m...

Lemonade Musings: Seeing Youths’ Strengths

Lemonade Musings: Seeing Youths’ Strengths

I have never liked the phrase, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” I share this so what I write will not be dismissed as musings of a bubbly-happy-go-lucky-always-look-on-the-bright-side-of-life-optimist.  By Lisa Schelbe, PhD, MSW May 27, 2021We must use a...

Adolescents & the COVID-19 Vaccine

Adolescents & the COVID-19 Vaccine

Well visits are a good venue for routine and COVID-19 vaccinations, as well as a variety of important screenings and assessmentsMay 19, 2021 With the decline in routine pediatric immunizations and well-child visits during the COVID-19 pandemic, Healthy Teen Network...

May is Sex Ed For All Month

May is Sex Ed For All Month

Together, We Can Ensure Equity and Access for AllMay 3, 2021For Immediate ReleaseB altimore, MD—May is Sex Ed For All Month, a national effort spearheaded by a coalition of sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice organizations committed to ensuring...

Parents and Youth Agree on Sex Ed for All

Parents and Youth Agree on Sex Ed for All

Young people have a right to quality, affirming sex education...and regardless of political affiliation, parents and young people agreeBy Mariah CowsertMay 1, 2021Aworld where all young people lead healthy and fulfilling lives...that’s the dream, right? And it’s not...

Accessing Contraception During COVID-19

Accessing Contraception During COVID-19

Ensuring that youth have access to the services they need is a core principle of reproductive justice—one that we must continue to strive towards and build upon.By Tonyé Fohsta-Lynch, MPH April 15, 2021The COVID-19 pandemic has essentially changed our everyday...

Opportunity: Now Recruiting Board Members!

Opportunity: Now Recruiting Board Members!

Will you join us?March 4, 2021Do you dream of a world where all adolescents and young adults lead healthy and fulfilling lives? Do you believe that every young person has the right to live their authentic sexuality? Do you want to support youth-supporting...

Love in the Time of COVID

Love in the Time of COVID

Well, really, relationships, love, and intimacy…By Milagros Garrido, MS, PMP February 11, 2021Worldwide, the pandemic has brought unexpected changes in the ways in which we work, learn, play, and love. I feel that in many ways, I am experiencing a pandemic-induced...

Welcome, Mariah!

Welcome, Mariah!

Mariah brings an artistic lens to nonprofit communications, along with a passion for inclusive health education and access.  January 26, 2021We are just so excited to announce our newest staff member: Mariah Cowsert joins Gina and Allison in our...

Welcome, Tonyé Fohsta-Lynch!

Welcome, Tonyé Fohsta-Lynch!

Tonyé brings a lot of energy, a commitment to centering youth voices, and multiple dimensions to her work.January 12, 2021We are stoked to welcome Tonyé Fohsta-Lynch as our newest staff member. Tonyé Fohsta-LynchSituated in the Capacity Building and Evaluation...

COVID Love Stories

COVID Love Stories

hilarious, devastating, awkward, frustrating, and fun moments of love and intimacy during a global pandemicJanuary 8, 2021COVID Love* Stories is our nationwide campaign that gathers and shares young people’s stories of love and intimacy during the global pandemic. We...

Fear and Loathing in Scranton, Pennsylvania

Fear and Loathing in Scranton, Pennsylvania

Strange memories on this nervous night near Scranton, in coal-scarred, Appalachian foothills filled with autumn color and political angstBy Nicholas Sufrinko November 2, 2020Strange memories on this nervous night near Scranton. Five years since Obergefell. Four since...

Too Much and Not Enough

Too Much and Not Enough

Ginsburg’s death showcases how so many members of Congress and our government branches are failing us.  She was more than enough. They are nowhere near enough.  By Gina Desiderio September 22, 2020It feels like too much.  Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died...

What’s the Deal with Porn?

What’s the Deal with Porn?

We know young people are watching porn. But, what are they learning from it? How can sex ed equip young people to make informed decisions about the porn they watch?August 27, 2020Bring up pornography in any conversation, and you may just get an awkward silence…bring...

Self-Care for Stressful Times

Self-Care for Stressful Times

In the midst of a global pandemic and stressful times, we must remember that if we arent caring for ourselves, we can't keep caring for everything else. By Carol Partonen August 12, 2020It’s been quite a year, hasn’t it? A global pandemic. Political upheaval. Civil...

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

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

Reproductive justice depends on defending the needs of women of color and other marginalized people, including trans people. Here are some individual actions that we can take to support Black lives and strive for justice in all aspects. By Ella Dorval Hall July 10,...

Today, we pause…

Today, we pause…

Racism is a persistent social toxin in our society. The ongoing and disparate impacts of racism demand our attention, now.June 2, 2020I n recognition of #BlackoutTuesday and in support of #BlackLivesMatter, we are pausing our regular communications. Today, we pause to...

Sex Education as Violence Prevention

Sex Education as Violence Prevention

In addition to violence prevention, comprehensive sex education is a powerful vehicle for addressing reproductive justice, gender equity, LGBTQ+ equality, and power and oppression.By Rebekah L. Rollston, MD, MPHMay 27, 2020It’s #SexEdForAll month, yet most people...

Sex Ed for All Month: Call to Action

Sex Ed for All Month: Call to Action

This preamble and call to action were developed by partners at Advocates for Youth, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Power to Decide, SIECUS: Sex Ed for Social Change, and URGE as part of the larger Sex Ed For All Month coalition. May 4, 2020 This May, sexual...

Coronavirus and the Lack of Access to Abortion

Coronavirus and the Lack of Access to Abortion

 During the pandemic, many places are deeming abortion a "non essential" service. We know that abortion is essential healthcare.By Minyan Watson-FaulknerApril 16, 2020D uring the COVID-19 crisis, I have heard so many different things around what is essential or...

Help Young People Make a Game Plan for Their Health with Volt20

Help Young People Make a Game Plan for Their Health with Volt20

We wanted to create a virtual tool that educators and students love. The goal is to help young people create a plan for a healthy future.March 26, 2020Looking for a way to engage the young people you work with while maintaining social distancing? Consider using Volt20...

Influencers are Leading the Online Sex Ed Revolution!

Influencers are Leading the Online Sex Ed Revolution!

Young people are leading in delivering quality content and health information to their peers.By Genevieve Martínez García, PhD September 22, 2020Sex education is everywhere—in schools, in clinics, in places of faith, and of course on your screen. Sex ed in digital...

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