talking is power!

When it comes to your health, there is a lot to think about. From protecting yourself against pregnancy and STDs, to navigating relationships, and understanding your own identity, it can be hard to know what and who to trust. That is where parents and other trusted adults come in! They were once your age and may be more helpful than you would think.

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when it comes to preventing pregnancy, you have options!

If you are sexually active and aren’t ready to have a baby anytime soon, it’s important to get started on the birth control method that is right for you. If you haven’t started having sex yet, it’s a good idea to think about what method you might want to start in advance, so you are protected when you are ready.

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tips for a happy and healthy prom!

Prom is a great time to celebrate the end of the year, the start of summer, and moving on to your next step in life, if it is your senior prom. Even with all this fun, prom can be a stressful or emotional time for some people. Check out these tips for making your prom a fun, happy, and healthy experience!

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may is national teen (unintended) pregnancy prevention month – know your rights + options!

May is National Teen (Unintended) Pregnancy Prevention Month! The good news? Teen pregnancy rates have drastically declined in the past 50 years across all states. The not so good news? The US still has the highest teen unintended pregnancy rate in all of the industrialized world.

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this denim day, wear jeans with a purpose!

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a chance to educate ourselves and others about sexual assault. Wednesday April 25th is Denim Day, a chance to wear jeans in support of sexual assault survivors. Denim Day started in 1999 in protest of a rape case in Italy where a survivor’s jeans were used as a sign of consent because she had to help remove them. Denim Day is a chance to educate ourselves and others about common myths and misconceptions around sexual assault and challenge those myths.

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pdpt?! ept?! what does it meant to me?

Did you know that if you test positive for chlamydia or gonorrhea, you may be able to get extra medicine for your partners? Through a practice called patient-delivered partner therapy (PDPT for short) or expedited partner therapy (EPT for short), your doctor can give you extra packages of medicine or an extra prescription that you can give to your partners who are unlikely to go see a doctor themselves.

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all about chlamydia!

It’s STD Awareness Month! This month we are putting the spotlight on one of the most common STDs – CHLAMYDIA.

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california must invest more money for std prevention programs

STDs are common in California. So common, that our state ranks #1 in the country for chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis infections!

Who is impacted the most by STDs? Teens and young adults. More than half of all STDs in California are experienced by young people ages 15 – 25.

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happy transgender day of visibility!

Transgender Day of Visibility or TDOV is a day to show your support for the trans community. TDOV started in 2010 and takes place every year on March 31. Whether you know a transgender person personally, or just want to show your support for people living as their true selves, TDOV is a chance to learn, accept and celebrate. 

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is your spring fling the real deal?

Spring is a time for new beginnings, and this may include new relationships.  Here are a couple of relationship tips and reminders to consider to help make sure you start off on the right track:

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