Attention all parents…

45% of kids look to YOU to be their role model for sexual health. You have more power over their sexual decisions than friends or celebrities. USE IT. Talk to your teens about the consequences of sex.… Read the rest

The Way to Say NO!!!

What can I do if I’m being pressured to have sex? Well first, you are not alone if this is something you are dealing with or have dealt with. Sexual pressure involves each and every child, teen and adult, and … Read the rest

MTV Teen Mom: For Glamour or Truth?

She is the classic overachiever teenager, who is smart, athletic and popular. She had aspirations to go away to college with her friends after she graduated high school. She had big dreams for herself. Sounds like any other teenage girl
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Hooking Up Is Not Worth Your Health Or Respect

Recently “hooking up” is replacing traditional dating on college campuses in the United States. A “hook-up” is a sexual encounter – usually occurring between people who just met or are casual acquaintances – for which there is no expectation for … Read the rest

Living With HIV Is Not Easy

Living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) isn’t the death sentence it used to be due to advances in medicine. However, it is definitely not an enjoyable way to live.

Eight years ago, someone close to me was diagnosed with HIV. … Read the rest

A Trip to the Gynecologist Could Save Your Life

I have a tight circle of female friends, and we have a lot of open discussions about sex and health. A few years ago, I found out that more than one of my friends had contracted Human Papillomavirus (HPV) from … Read the rest

Abusive Relationships

Everybody knows how exciting it is when a new relationship is budding. You see the person in the hallways and you feel  those little pesky butterflies in your stomach. Ah. Young love. There’s nothing like it. It’s even exciting to … Read the rest

What’s the Risk??

Now – everybody likes a little risk now and then. When we were younger we may have tried to see just how high we might be able to go on that swing set. Don’t lie to yourself! You did. Remember … Read the rest