Resource Alert: ASHWG Completes Review of Sex Ed Curricula

There is more reason than usual to celebrate the New Year! January 1st marked the one-year anniversary of the California Healthy Youth Act (CHYA). Thanks to CHYA, comprehensive sexual health is mandated in California middle schools and high schools. Before schools can effectively practice the new law of the land in their classrooms, they need […]

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AMAZE Sex Education Video Series Is Making #MoreInfoLessWeird

What first comes to mind when you think about sex education? Do you picture an awkward gym teacher fear-mongering young teens with terrifying pictures of active STI infections? Textbooks with inaccurate, medically incorrect information that’s funded with your tax dollars (a sad truth)? Or, what about school administrators urging teens to take pledges of abstinence […]

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October is Let’s Talk Month!

For those of us invested in the wellness of adolescents, it’s impossible to ignore the important role that parents, caregivers and other trusted adults play in keeping them healthy and safe. This is particularly true when we are talking about sexual and reproductive health. Teens who feel like they can openly communicate with their parents […]

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Understanding the Decline in Adolescent Fertility in the United States

ABSTRACT Purpose: The decline in U.S. adolescent fertility has accelerated since 2007. Modeling fertility change using behavioral data can inform adolescent pregnancy prevention efforts. Methods: We used data on sexual activity and contraceptive use from National Surveys of Family Growth for young women 15e19 years of age, and contraceptive failure rates, to estimate a Pregnancy […]

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New report finds LGB youth experience more violence

Today, CDC released the first nationally representative data on the health risks of lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) high school students. The report found that LGB youth experience substantially higher levels of physical and sexual violence, and bullying, and are at increased risk for suicide, and other serious negative outcomes. These data highlight the need […]

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Core Competency Gameplan

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Positive Youth Development Gameplan

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Data and Data Integration Gameplan

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