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STD Rates Increase Nationwide

According to the California Department of Health, more than 300,000 cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea or syphilis were reported in the state in 2017. Overall, the transmission rate of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis has spiked by a staggering 45 percent over the past five years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that STDs are rising across

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Fairfax County Sex Education Policy Under Review

Parents in Fairfax County are continuing to protest newly proposed sex education policies. According to an article by Fox5, the new curriculum would expand lessons on the different types of contraception available to students, change curriculum language from “biological sex” to “sex assigned at birth” and would include education on PrEP, an HIV prevention drug not yet approved for individuals under

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Affiliate Spotlight

The Bahamas GodParent Center in Nassau, Bahamas is a faith-based, non-profit pregnancy resource and youth center offering support, education and resources to men, women and youth facing unplanned pregnancies.The prevention arm called Students4Life shares the realities of sexual activity and the benefits of forming healthy families. The organization teaches how to identify and build healthy relationships, provides

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STD’s Hit Record High

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released an alarming report on Tuesday indicating that 2016 had the highest number of sexually transmitted diseases ever recorded. More than 2 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported, with the impact affecting a growing number of populations. The following statistics were reported: Chlamydia – 1.6 million

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STDs: Among the Most Common Contagious Diseases in the United States

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there are about 20 million new sexually transmitted disease infections (STDs) in the United States each year. To put that number in perspective, it is about the population of New York state. STDs are among the most commonly reported contagious diseases in the United States. According to a report by the

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The Unspoken STD

According to Meg Meeker, it is no coincidence that as STDs have become an epidemic in teens, so has depression. In a recent article, Meeker outlined three common physical repercussions of unprotected sex: We now have 35 known STDs. In 1960, we only had two. Teenagers make up one-third of the U.S. population, but they carry 50

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