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Fathers Are Key Influences on Teen Sexual Activity

By KAPPI
Published: November 6, 2012

A new review of studies on teen sexual behavior says there is a relationship between how close teens are to their fathers, and their fathers' attitudes toward teen sex, and adolescent sexual activity.

Knoxville News Sentinel Writes About My Body, My Future

By KAPPI
Published: November 2, 2012

The Knoxville News Sentinel wrote a story about the new-look MyBodyMyFuture.com and discussed the importance of parents talking to their kids about sex. 

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.

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