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Birth Control: The Shot (Depo-Provera)

By KAPPI
Published: March 25, 2013

There’s no fool-proof way to avoid an unplanned pregnancy besides abstinence, but there are some types of birth control that work better than others. 


Looking for the Right Things in a Boyfriend or Girlfriend

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Published: March 19, 2013

A lot of people start dating for the first time when they’re teenagers, and like many other new experiences, there can be some bumps in the road.


Jamar Rogers Brings His Powerful Message to Knoxville

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Published: March 12, 2013

Several hundred parents, teens, educators and community leaders gathered at Austin-East High School on Fri., Mar. 11, and were inspired by Jamar Rogers.


Behind the Statistics - Part 2

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Published: March 4, 2013

What about the guys?

There is much less literature on STI estimates in teen males. In fact, there isn’t even a recommended HPV test for men, and the only approved tests on the market are for women and cervical cancer in women (http://www.cdc.gov/std/hpv/stdfact-hpv-and-men.htm).


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.


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Stress Management: Key to Well Being

 

A 2013 study reported 64% of surveyed teens experienced moderate or extreme stress in the past month, and 13% of teens say they experienced extreme stress levels. This statistic is drastically higher than the rates of adults experiencing extreme stress. 

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Get Vaccinated

Getting routine shots from your doctor is never fun, but getting HPV is worse.

Protect yourself by getting vaccinated. The HPV Vaccine is cancer prevention. Ask your doctor about what you can do to stay safe, or call 865-215-5000 to schedule a vaccination appointment at the Health Department.