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Kathy Brown Visits Phil Williams on 98.7 FM

By Kristin Eubanks
Published: October 24, 2012

On Oct. 24, the Knox County Health Department's Kathy Brown was on the Phil Williams Show on NewsTalk 98.7 FM WOKI to discuss mybodymyfuture.com

Sex Myths: Everybody’s Doing It

By Kristin Eubanks
Published: October 18, 2012

A lot of teens feel pressure to have sex from their peers. Supposedly, everybody is doing it, and you wouldn’t want to be the only in the entire school who isn’t doing it, right?

The Truths and Myths of STDs

By KAPPI
Published: October 18, 2012

There are a lot of misconceptions about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Let’s separate some fact from fiction when it comes to STDs.

The Teen Dating Bill of Rights

By Kristin Eubanks
Published: October 17, 2012

Dating can be a way for you to discover what you do and don’t like in a relationship. A lot of people begin dating in their late teen years, and like most things people are trying for the first time, there will be some trial and error.

I Think I Might Be Pregnant

By Kristin Eubanks
Published: October 16, 2012

Teens who engage in sex always run the risk of becoming pregnant, even if they use protection. Aside from abstinence, there is no 100-percent, guaranteed way to avoid pregnancy.

I Can’t Get Pregnant if…(part 1)

By Kristin Eubanks
Published: October 12, 2012

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.

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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.