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Young Parents Day 2016: Using Social Media to Change the Narrative

Young Parents Day 2016: Using Social Media to Change the Narrative

When we hear the words “teen parent,” we often think of cautionary tales about “babies having babies” or “irresponsible teenagers.” But for some young people, making their own reproductive choices has led to positive outcomes. Allowing young people to make sexual and reproductive choices free of stigma […]

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#Hashtag Activism: Tips on How to Leverage Social Media For Social Change

#Hashtag Activism: Tips on How to Leverage Social Media For Social Change

Social media has become the new black when it comes to platforms that are used by young activists to create positive changes in society. Some successful, spontaneous social movements that received attention around the world started on social media. Check out #YesAllWomen, #YouOKSis, and #BlackLivesMatter — do […]

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Behind the Bedroom Door: The Real Sex Lives of Denver Youth

Behind the Bedroom Door: The Real Sex Lives of Denver Youth

The average American loses his or her virginity at age 17, during a stage of life that is marked by fluctuations in hormones that change our bodies, emotions and perceptions of ourselves. It can be a confusing time for many teens as they explore many new feelings […]

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#TeenMomsTalkBack: Teen Mom NYC disusses Reproductive Justice

#TeenMomsTalkBack: Teen Mom NYC disusses Reproductive Justice

Teenage parents live at the nexus of several reproductive justice (RJ) issues. Many pregnant and parenting teens are forced out of school, pushed into low-achieving schools, low-paying jobs, and lack access to affordable housing. What’s more, teen parents are often ridiculed, shamed and stigmatized by their community, […]

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