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Behind the Statistics - Part 1

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Published: February 26, 2013

Part 1 - “1 in 4 teen girls has an STD”

You may have seen this statistic on our billboards or campaign posters around the area.


This statistic comes from a 2008 study conducted by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, and it was the first national study to look at the prevalence (or the total number of new and existing infections at a given time) of STIs in adolescent females. 


Do You Have S.W.A.G.?

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Published: February 21, 2013

On March 8 and 9, KAPPI, along with several local companies and organizations, will be putting on two events featuring Jamar Rogers, a finalist on the hit NBC Show The Voice.


My Body, My Future Takes its Message to the Streets

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Published: February 7, 2013

If you’ve been cruising around Knox County recently, you may have spotted our billboards.


My Body, My Future PSA hits Regal Cinemas

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Published: February 5, 2013

If you’ve seen a movie at a Regal Cinema theater lately, you may have seen the My Body, My Future public service announcement (PSA) before the show starts.


Preparing a Safe Sleeping Environment for Your Baby

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Published: January 31, 2013

If you’re a new parent, you will be facing a lot of new challenges, many you may have never seen coming. You will find that there are a lot of things you had never thought about that now you must plan for.


I Can't Get Pregnant If... (Part 2)

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Published: January 23, 2013

There are some popular (and sometimes bizarre) myths about conception and pregnancy. Some of these aren’t believed by very many people, but somehow they seem to keep coming up. All of the following statements are FALSE.


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