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Is Oral Sex Really Sex?

By KAPPI
Published: April 9, 2013

Some people act like oral sex doesn’t really count as sex. But this is a dangerous idea.


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

By
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. 


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