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Merck Return to Care

Merck Return to Care

The Healthy Teen Oracle card deck centers around 16 unique, health-related Oracle cards with properties such as uncertainty, ritual, and encouragement. Where We Started One of the many ways that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted young people is causing a dramatic...

Communication is Key: Sharing STI Test Results with Your Partner

Communication is Key: Sharing STI Test Results with Your Partner

Communication Is Key: Sharing STI Test Results with Your Partner2022HIV and STI testing should be a part of your routine—and, if you have a partner or partners, theirs too—so let's talk about it! Having a Conversation about Getting Tested for STIs with Your Partner ...

From Mid to Stellar: Youth-Friendly Services in Your Health Clinic

From Mid to Stellar: Youth-Friendly Services in Your Health Clinic

From Mid to Stellar: Youth-Friendly Services in Your Health ClinicJune 2023Join Adolescent Health Initiative and True You Maryland, a program of the Maryland Department of Health, to discover ways you and your clinic can go from “mid” to stellar in the eyes of your...

Delivering Contraceptive Lessons

Delivering Contraceptive Lessons

Delivering Contraceptive LessonsApril 2023Part 1: Tossing Out the BinaryWe know it can feel tricky (at first) to discuss avoiding pregnancy in a way that includes everyone and every gender in the room. However, research shows that inclusive classrooms are necessary in...

#SexEdForAll Tool Kit

#SexEdForAll Tool Kit

#SexEdForAll Month Tool KitMay 2023This year’s Sex Ed For All Month is coordinated by the Sex Education Collaborative—representing 23 national, regional, and state-based organizations with extensive experience training educators to deliver school-based sex...

Why Sex Ed For All?

Why Sex Ed For All?

Why Sex Ed For All?October 2021Have you heard that May is Sex Ed For All Month? Yes, no, maybe? Or yes, but you don’t quite get it? It’s okay…that’s actually what this session is all about. Since 2019, May has been recognized as Sex Ed For All Month. This initiative...

Many Ways of Being

Many Ways of Being

Many Ways of Being is an inclusive, youth-centered curriculum focused on gender equity, healthy relationships, and safer sex practices.Where We Started Equimundo: Center for Masculinities and Social Justice (formerly known as Promundo-US), in partnership with Child...

Sexting: The New Dinner Conversation

Sexting: The New Dinner Conversation

Sexting: The New Dinner ConversationMay 2022Have you ever wondered how to bring up the subject of sexting with young people in your lives? What happens if porn comes up in dinnertime conversations or there’s a sex scene on the screen at your family movie night? Join...

Protecting Youth Access to Health Care

Protecting Youth Access to Health Care

Protecting Youth Access to Health CareApril 2022Of all the reproductive health services—testing, treatment, supplies, procedures—which ones can a minor access without their parent/guardian’s permission? Get the answers during this 30-minute overview of Maryland’s...

Teaching Inclusive Sex Ed: A Focus on LGBTQIA+ Youth

Teaching Inclusive Sex Ed: A Focus on LGBTQIA+ Youth

Teaching Inclusive Sex Ed: A Focus on LGBTQIA+ YouthDecember 2021Research shows that inclusive classrooms are necessary in supporting the diverse academic, social, emotional, and communication needs of all students. Join True You Maryland partner Vanessa Geffrard to...

Pulse

Pulse

Pulse puts the power of sexual health information, in English and Spanish, in the hands of millions of young women.What It Is Pulse, a web-based mobile health (mHealth) app, uses interactive, multimedia features to enhance engagement and support diverse learning...

Gender, Sexuality, & Inclusive Sex Education

Gender, Sexuality, & Inclusive Sex Education

Gender, Sexuality, & Inclusive Sex Education November 2016 Assuming someone’s gender identity or sexual orientation based on how they look, assuming that all young people are only attracted to the “opposite” gender, teaching that there are only opposite genders...

Wingman

Wingman

Wingman Suggestive KeyboardComing Soon!Wingman Suggestive Keyboard is an alternative keyboard for your phone that uses machine learning to help you tackle sexual conversations with ease. The user sets their texting intensity, and Wingman will suggest words aligned...

U Choose

U Choose

We help you talk about the hard stuff.Where We Started Getting school and community partners to work together is so important for improving sexual health education and services. In any given community, there are often many programs and services working with young...

When Is the Right Time to Engage in Sexual Activity?

When Is the Right Time to Engage in Sexual Activity?

When Is the Right Time to Engage in Sexual Activity?U Choose to Know Digest, 2020In the classroom, students may ask questions like, “How do I know when it is the right time to have sex?” or “How do I know if a certain person is the right one to have sex with?” While...

Positively Rock Answering Questions!

Positively Rock Answering Questions!

Positively Rock Answering Questions! U Choose to Know Digest, 2020This U Choose to Know resource gives you tips on how to positively answer questions that students might have and gives some practice questions to review. Contributing StaffRelatedDiscover the magic of...

How to Discuss Sex and Social Media

How to Discuss Sex and Social Media

How to Discuss Sex and Social MediaU Choose to Know Digest, 2018We know that youth spend a lot of time online engaging with social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat. Although exposure to sex-related content is not always negative,...

Eliminating Stigma from STIs and Testing

Eliminating Stigma from STIs and Testing

Eliminating Stigma from STIs and Testing U Choose to Know Digest, 2020You probably already know how important it is to talk to your students about sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and ways to prevent them, and the data helps make the case. We all know that once...

Does Humor Belong in Sex Education?

Does Humor Belong in Sex Education?

Does Humor Belong in Sex Education? U Choose to Know Digest, 2019Humor and laughter are probably going to happen in your classroom during sex education whether you plan for it or not. While teaching about sexuality is serious business, there can be moments when humor...

Increase Adolescent Health through School-Based Approaches

Increase Adolescent Health through School-Based Approaches

Increase appropriations for the CDC Division of Adolescent and School Health to at least $100 million annually.Updated February 13, 2020Congressional Action Request U.S. Senators: Submit an FY 2021 appropriations programmatic request of at least $100 million for CDC...

Best Practices in Sexuality Education

Best Practices in Sexuality Education

Best Practices in Sexuality EducationU Choose to Know Digest, 2018Check out this U Choose to Know tip sheet for some best practices for teaching sex education and some resources that may help you if you get stuck on a student's question. Contributing...

Youth-Friendly Services

Youth-Friendly Services

Youth-friendly health care must be confidential, equitable, and accessible to increase youths' utilization of clinical services.Adopted by the Healthy Teen Network Board of Directors on January 11, 2018Position Healthy Teen Network maintains that for youth to enjoy...

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