Promotores de Salud

Planned Parenthood launched its first Promotores de Salud programs in the early 1990s in Los Angeles to support Latinx community leaders in bringing reproductive health education and information into Latinx communities. Planned Parenthood affiliates train and support local community leaders to become “promotores” —  health educators who work to meet the diverse needs of Latinx communities across the country. Promotores […]

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Clumsy sex and longing stares: How Normal People captures the angst of young romance

While plenty of young drama is played for shock or laughs, the anticipated BBC3 adaptation of Sally Rooney’s best-selling book lingers on what goes unsaid between its adolescent lovebirds. And there is lots of humping, says arts columnist Fiona Sturges n Normal People, the new series based on 2018’s stratospherically successful coming-of-age novel by Sally […]

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Sex Education star Ncuti Gatwa speaks about experiencing homelessness and depression

Sex Education star Ncuti Gatwa has spoken about how he became homeless and developed depression before appearing on the hit Netflix show. Writing in The Big Issue, the actor explained that when he was 25 years old, having “no money or job” significantly impacted his “sense of self-worth”. “Rejection became unbearable,” the now 27-year-old said. […]

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Normal People couldn’t be further from porn – but it still makes me worry about my son’s sex education

As a mother, the failure of school sex education to explain pornography worries me a lot more than Connell slipping off his school tie in the BBC drama A now-infamous debate erupted on Irish phone-in show Liveline last week when a listener named Mary phoned in to complain that scenes of the BBC adaptation of Normal People […]

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How #MeToo Is Changing Sex Ed Policies — Even In Red States

The 2019 state legislative season is producing a bumper crop of sex education bills across the U.S., with at least 79 bills introduced in the legislatures of 32 states and the District of Columbia, according to a recent report by the Guttmacher Institute, a sexual and reproductive health research and advocacy organization. Most of the bills have […]

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Sex discussed here

What do you know about sex? If you’re like most people, you got information(both truth and myths) from embarrassed parents, confused friends,“too little too late” high school sex ed classes, romantic movies,and perhaps your own experimentation. In this lively, interactiveprogram that’s tailored to the specific needs of your campusor group, our sex educators explode the […]

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College orientation programs: Sex Education

Designed specifically for first-year Orientation, this engaging, customizable program addresses the topics colleges need their students to understand: consent and sexual violence prevention, the risks of combining drinking and sex, bystander intervention, and more. Students love our humor, honesty, and inclusiveness, while staff are impressed by our willingness to craft a tailored program that incorporates […]

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The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

Teen pregnancy is of national concern because of the critical implications it has for a number of social and economic issues: poverty, education, infant mortality rates, early brain development and overall quality of life for both the mother and child. Teen mothers are less likely to gain sufficient weight during pregnancy, which unfortunately has consequences for […]

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What Are the Goals of Sex Education For Youth?

Sex education is designed to help young people gain the information, skills and motivation to make healthy decisions about sex and sexuality throughout their lives. Is Sex Education Effective? Research on sex education has focused on whether programs help young people to change specific behaviors related to preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases such as: […]

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