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Against Backdrop of Sexual Violence, Ads, Too, Exploit Young Teens

Against a wider backdrop of sexual violence being committed against, and perpetrated by, children and adolescents, the sexualization of under-aged teenagers in Jamaica is extremely problematic.

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Has Sex Education in Colombia Failed?

Sexuality education in Colombia has failed to reduce teen motherhood — and a new study finds the curriculum’s failure to address cultural stereotypes of male and female behavior is partly to blame.

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Get Real! I Have HPV — Do I Have to Tell Him?

Knowingly putting someone at risk of a HPV infection — an infection that isn’t yet curable and for which men can’t be tested accurately — without giving them a choice about whether they want to take that risk isn’t okay.

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A Thank You to Congresswoman Barbara Lee

Congresswoman Barbara Lee spoke out forcefully at the International AIDS Conference on policy reforms including defunding abstinence-only programs, authorization of the REAL Act, support for clean needle exchange programs, and the creation of a domestic PEPFAR.

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Renewing our Commitment to Comprehensive Sexuality Education

Young Mexican gay rights and AIDS activist Rodrigo Olin’s charge to his fellow Mexicans was a charge to all of us to hold our governments accountable to the promises they make toward achieving better outcomes in the fight against the AIDS pandemic.

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Where Are All the Young Black People at IAC?

African and African-American youth are almost nowhere to be found at the IAC. This lack of representation was extremely surprising considering that sub-Saharan Africa is widely recognized as the most HIV affected and infected region in the world.

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Youth and Sexuality: It’s Not Just a Yes/No Debate

As young people, we are fighting not only for access to information that will save our lives, but also to information that will help us better understand ourselves and explore sexuality safely, as a healthy and natural part of who we are.

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Stakeholders: Why Not Commit to Young People?

Young people account for 40 percent of new HIV infections around the world, yet most of the policy surrounding prevention of the disease ignores youth.

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Teen Sexual Behavior Does Not Predict HPV Risk

A teen’s sexual activity doesn’t predict her future risk for HPV, and shouldn’t determine whether she receives the HPV vaccine, University of Michigan researchers find.

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Get Real! What Are Some of the Benefits of Having Sex?

This week on Get Real!, Heather talks to a young woman who wonders what some of the positive outcomes could result from having sex with her boyfriend.

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