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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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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 today! 



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.

Order printed (only Spanish available) copies here.  



  • From the blog

    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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    Black Women for Wellness: Call for Abstracts

    400 YEARS: Reflections on Lessons Learned & Imagining Our Futures
    RJ Conference 2017-2
    Be a presenter at 400 Years: Reflections on Lessons Learned & Imagining Our Futures
    Black Women for Wellness convenes the only conference centering the lived experiences of Black women & girls seeking reproductive justice. 400 Years reflects on the impact of systematic and institutional racism on our reproductive health status and the role of implicit bias in supporting racism and causing the health disparities currently experienced by African American and Black women.
    400 Years intends to gather the lessons learned from our history, the battles fought, the victories won, the joys shared, and the insights to move forward. 400 Years will ask participants to imagine health and well-being for Black women & girls, name how it looks and feels, then plant seeds now that will grow toward that vision. Additionally, we will examine the connections and opportunities between our interaction with the environmental justice movement, our use of integrated voter engagement, and how we wield the media tools towards shaping and determining our futures.
    All researchers, community advocates, community members, organizers, health care professionals, health educators, administrators, policymakers, elected officials, and their staffs are invited to attend and share the work that you are doing to promote the health of Black women towards achieving reproductive justice.
    Black Women for Wellness is seeking submissions of abstracts that address African American/Black women’s reproductive health and well-being. This year's tracks for submission are listed below. The goal is to highlight actions, information, and strategies that reflect on the lessons learned and the paths forward through: workshops of one hour and 15 minutes in length, or reproductive justice talks of 5 minutes in length 
    1.   Maternal & Infant Health
    2.   Social Determinants
    3.   Civic Engagement
    4.   Environmental Justice
    5.   Teen/Young Adult Track (geared for audiences ages 14- 24)
    6.   Reproductive Justice Talks (3-5 minute TED talk style presentations)
    Call for Abstracts Deadline: June 20, 2019
    Conference Date: August 26th 2019 8:00 AM-6:00 PM