Early & Often: Prevention is Key in Youth Sexual Health and Development

    It’s been nearly a year since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in the hallmark Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case. Last June, the landscape of pregnancy care and reproductive health in America changed significantly.  In honor of National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, we’re revisiting the...

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    Youth, sex, and tech. We need to talk.

    Unprotected sex and sexual behaviors remain at the top of youth health risks. Yet connecting with youth in risk-reduction conversations is as challenging as ever. Technology can help to bridge this gap – engaging youth and opening the door to meaningful dialogue. It’s no surprise that youth are more...

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    #LoveYourLungs: Helping Teens Quit Nicotine with Virtual Health Coaching

    Valentine’s Day may have come and gone, but teens’ love of vaping is still going strong. According to the 2020 National Youth Tobacco Survey, 38.9% of current high school e-cigarette users use e-cigarettes on 20 days or more per month, up from 34.2% in 2019. While the dangers of...

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    Bridging the Gap with Virtual Health Educators

    With COVID-19 cases once again on the rise, health engagement with youth is changing. Dealing with risk factors that can derail students’ health and educational success, like unprotected sex and substance use, is leading health professionals to look for innovative ways to continue providing services from a distance. And...

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    Teen Vaping & Tobacco Use: Providing Virtual Support

    As Americans continue to focus on health and safety in light of COVID-19, adolescent health needs a spotlight. While the virus does not seem to be impacting the world’s teens nearly as much, the concurrent vaping epidemic could be putting many at higher risk. “People with underlying health issues,...

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    Let’s Talk About Sex

    Through TV, social media and their peers, teens are exposed every day to risks like substance use, sex, violence and more. Data shows that children as young as 11 years old are engaging in risky behaviors, often without an adult ever knowing. Asking about these behaviors through routine risk...

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