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Parents of Teens: Know Your Children and Their Friends

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Published: January 16, 2013

Parents, in the past we’ve covered that sharing your values, keeping close supervision and being an involved parent are helpful in preventing teen pregnancy and STDs.


STDs: Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

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Published: January 9, 2013

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the United States, yet most people carrying the virus don’t even know they have it.

Preparing for Parenthood

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Published: January 2, 2013

A baby doesn’t come with a diapers and a crib. These are things you will have to get on your own.

Birth Control: Intrauterine Device (IUD)

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Published: December 26, 2012

There is no fool-proof way to avoid an unplanned pregnancy besides abstinence, but there are several types of birth control available for those who choose to be sexually active. This post goes over the intrauterine device, or IUD.

Sex Myths: Sex and Relationships

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Published: December 19, 2012

There are a number of myths about sex out there. In our Sex Myths posts, we try to put the issue to rest and separate the fact from fiction. This post will focus on sex myths involving relationships.

Supervision is Key

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Published: December 13, 2012

We all know that teen pregnancy and STD rates are a problem, but what can you, as a parent, do to help?

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Don’t Just Stand By

  • You hear one student call another by an ugly racial slur
  • You see several students trip and shove a student they think is gay
  • You receive a tweet that describes a female student’s body with sexually shaming language

What should you do?

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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.