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I know that sexuality is a very taboo subject in today’s society, but here is an interesting fact: did you know that half of young adults and teens will get a STD before they turn 25 and many of them will have no idea? If you’re having any kind of sex, the most common symptom of STDs is no symptom. The only way to know for sure is to get tested.
For pretty much all my life I wondered why I had so many different doctors. I’m not sure how many doctors I had, but I remember when I was younger I went to San Francisco for doctor visits twice a year. When I was 13 years old, it was at one of these visits that I found out I have HIV. They told me that when I was born, my mother, who also has the virus, passed it on to me.
For the past 5 years, the Susan G. Komen foundation (responsible for breast cancer research and awareness) has provided funding to Planned Parenthood. The funding provided breast examinations to low-income patients.
In recent news, the Obama administration has gone against the FDA’s suggestion to lift age restrictions on purchasing and using the Plan B pill. This new decision will affect young girls everywhere.
In a small workshop setting, over twenty young people came together on July 14 to discuss the social and physical impacts that sex can have on a teenager during adolescent years. Their conversation, coupled with an educational presentation on STDs and pregnancy, was a first step for some in breaking down the stereotypes and consequences [...]