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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

There are 20 million new #STD infections each year and half are among youth ages 15-24. School-based programs play an important role in preventing STDs, including HIV, among youth. This infographic outlines the characteristics and outcomes of effective HIV/STD prevention programs. #SchoolHealth #HIVprevention #NYHAAD

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It infuriates me that most girls (and boys) in PUBLIC high schools are not fully educated about sex. They are denying these teenagers information about their feelings, their health, and most importantly THEIR BODIES. I went to an all girls Catholic high school where our religion classes discussed the morality of sex while our health classes actually talked about STDs and birth control. Why isn't this happening in public schools?

Medically accurate and comprehensive sex ed is more important than ever! Read The Pin (Amazing Women Today & Another One in the Current Affairs Boards) About What Elizabeth Smart Says About Sex Ed & The Training They Get For Abstinence & SHE SUPPORTS CHANGE NOW!!!

#Caregivers of young people, check this #infographic out! CDC estimates that #youth ages 15-24 make up just over one-quarter of the sexually active population, but account for half of the 20 million new sexually transmitted infections that occur in the U.S. each year. This infographic highlights the impact, causes, and consequences of #STDs among young people – and what they can do to protect themselves. #Gonorrhea #Chlamydia #GetTested

Today’s young people have never known a world without HIV and AIDS. On the first-ever National Youth HIV AIDS Awareness Day, young people from across the country are educating the public about the impact of HIV/AIDS and highlighting the amazing work they're doing to fight back. It's good stuff: amplifyyourvoice....

The gurus at Planned Parenthood can catch you up. They answer roughly 230 questions about contraception via text and chat each day and tackle your trickiest questions right here. - August 17, 2013 - Liz Plosser - #sexeducation #q&a #Cosmopolitan

How Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Affect Our Society. Child maltreatment must be prevented. Learn more: vetoviolence.cdc.....

To help you provide input on land-use decisions in your community, CDC has created a Healthy #Community Design Checklist Toolkit. This resource has information and education materials to help individuals, public health officials, and planners enhance the health and the livability of neighborhoods. Learn more.