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Seven Things We’ve Learned from Leading Live Virtual Events

August 28, 2020

Like everyone else, we’ve been making the mad dash to convert our previously-planned live events to virtual events. We’ve run these events quite a few times since then, and along the way, we’ve learned about making these events engaging, and even, dare we say, enjoyable: Live virtual programs have some upsides. Our participants tell us…

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Self-Care for Stressful Times

August 12, 2020

It’s been quite a year, hasn’t it? A global pandemic. Political upheaval. Civil revolution. The murder hornets that surely are due back any day now (see the principle of Chekhov's gun.) All that on top of all of our individual concerns: our families, children, and friends; our employment, food, and shelter; our mental health, physical… Read more

Helping LGBTQ+ Youth Navigate COVID-19

July 24, 2020

Well, here we are. It’s almost August and we’re still battling the COVID-19 pandemic. That short, sigh of relief we had when things began to reopen is over. In fact, cases in the US have surpassed FOUR MILLION. Let that sink in for a minute. Here in Baltimore, indoor dining has been suspended again, and… Read more

Tips for Communication with Teens Remotely

July 16, 2020

Elise Schuster
Guest Blog Post by Elise Schuster It’s become increasingly clear that our new normal is going to involve a lot of connecting remotely. While there are many professions where this switch has been seamless, for those working with young people, the shift to remote services has changed every aspect of working life.  Anyone who works… Read more

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

July 10, 2020

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… Read more

Title IX: Protect Your Rights

June 23, 2020

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… Read more

Remembering Laurie Zabin

June 9, 2020

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…

June 2, 2020

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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This May, and Every Day, We Demand #SexEdForAll! For All Young People. For All Times. For All Places.

May 4, 2020

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… Read more

5 Tips for Your Sexual Health During COVID-19

April 23, 2020

You may be a young person or adult experiencing these thoughts. Or you are the partner, parent, or caregiver of someone feeling this way. How do you support yourself or loved ones with this? COVID-19 may be making all sorts of relationships challenging, but particularly our sexual relationships. Here are five resources (for both young… Read more