In The News

Essential Access Health is pushing for an increase in state spending to fight STDs. Read all about it here and join the WeCanStopSTDsLA movement and our coalition of partners in South LA to spread the word.

• The Los Angeles Times recently reported on STDs in LA County and how silence, stigma and racial injustice contribute to the problem in our communities. Read the full article here and spread the word about the importance of normalizing conversations about sexual and reproductive health and STDs. Let’s Talk About STDs!

• April was STD Awareness Month! This year's theme was ‘Treat Me Right’! Learn more here or visit CDC today! 


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How can local businesses get involved?

Where do youth and young adults hang out? Donut shops? Barbers and hair salons? Rec centers? WeCanStopSTDsLA believes being present in the places where young people hang out can help strengthen ties to local clinics and increase community awareness for building a supportive community to fight STDs. Find out how WeCanStopSTDsLA brings communities together to talk about STDs. To learn more about how businesses can join the fight by becoming a community supporter (window decal below) of WeCanStopSTDsLA, please email info@wecanstopstdsla.org today! 

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FREE Download! Updated Pocket Guide to Sex Health Services

The Free Pocket Guide to Sexual Health Services and Clinics in South LA is available online!   

Download now to find youth-friendly clinics and services along with information about youth rights and confidentiality and other helpful information.

Limited printed English and Spanish copies available. Order here.  

  

 

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    Are you getting comprehensive sex ed?

    Some schools offer great sex ed and others are missing the mark but for the last three years, the law has required comprehensive sex ed.

    Since 2016, the California Healthy Youth Act (also known as CHYA or “Chaya”) requires public schools to teach comprehensive sex education at least ONCE in middle school and ONCE in high school. In 2019, this will include charter schools as well. And by “comprehensive,” we mean you should be getting information about:

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    Women's Policy Institute State Fellowship Program

    Are you an advocate or activist? Do you work in a non-profit organization focused on racial, economic, or gender justice? Are you looking to get more experience, for you and your organization, advocating for policies that create systemic change at the state level? We are happy to announce that we're accepting applications for the 2019-2020 cohort of our Women's Policy Institute-State Fellowship! WPI State is open to cisgender and transgender women, non-binary and genderqueer people, and transgender men.  

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