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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

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

How to Find Housing and Services for Young People Who Are Pregnant or Parenting

May 30, 2019

We often get questions from young people who are pregnant or parenting, looking for housing and other support services. While Healthy Teen Network does not provide housing or direct services for young people who are pregnant or parenting, we have put together a list of resources that may help young people find some answers: Are…

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Volt20: 20 Questions to a Healthy Future

March 19, 2019

Volt20 is the ultimate health resource guide every young person needs to help them thrive. Volt20 helps youth think about their lives, decide what they like about their lives right now, what they wish were different, and plan for a healthy future. Volt20 helps adolescents and young adults, up to 24 years old, focus on what’s going on with their bodies, minds, relationships, and the places… Read more

HPV: Not Too Late (a short video animation and infographic for young adults)

January 23, 2019

So, HPV (Human Papillomavirus)… It’s sexually transmitted, through all types of sex, it increases your risk of a whole bunch of HPV-related cancers, and it makes it more likely that you’ll contract genital warts…and overall, it’s just another thing to worry about. But guess what…you can prevent a lot of this stuff with a vaccine!… Read more

LGTBTQ+ – Who? …Go Find Out! Using Gaming to Learn about Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Youth

April 20, 2017

Last summer, we were lucky to spend a month with high school senior, Hannah Murray. Hannah lives in Iowa City, IA, and she is particularly interested in issues related to gender and identity. As she and her friends have learned more about gender identity, Hannah wanted to find a way to help people talk about…

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No Te Compliques

October 12, 2016

The ¡No te compliques! Facilitator’s Guide and accompanying video, or motion graphic, are designed to help link young men and women, ages 15-19, to trusted, “teen friendly” contraceptive and reproductive healthcare providers. Facilitator’s Guide and motion graphic are also available in English.

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Keep It Simple

Getting the Right Sexual Health Care Growing up isn’t easy. Navigating your sexual health isn’t easy either. But there are some things we can make simpler, like making sure  you know that you have the right to high quality sexual health care and that we care enough to help you get it. Check out the…

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Teens & Parents

September 5, 2016

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Reliable Information for Pregnant Teens

October 9, 2015

Guest Blog Post by Jennifer Lemons It was the longest three minutes of her life. As she opened her eyes to glance at the test, her heart stopped. She couldn’t breathe. Frantically, she tore open the instructions that came with the test to confirm what she already knew. She was pregnant. She laid her head…

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