Sex education

TORCH presents “Call Us Maybe”

2012-08-16T18:22:51-04:00August 16th, 2012|Sex education, TORCH|

by TORCH Program This summer, our TORCH Peer Leaders and Interns put together a sex ed themed parody of the Carly Rae Jespen hit song, “Call Me Maybe”. We provide peer health education and training, and we spread the word about making responsible choices across New York City! Please check out our video and, if [...]

Louisiana Charter School Prohibits Pregnant Females From Continuing Education

2019-06-19T16:46:54-04:00August 8th, 2012|Reproductive rights, Sex education, Teen pregnancy, TORCH|

By Megan As I was reading through the blog, Feministing.com, I ran across a headline that really shocked me. “Louisiana charter school totally illegally kicks out students for becoming pregnant.” My first thought was, “How is this possible?” I’ve seen a handful of pregnant females at my Bronx high school; I’ve seen them all 9 [...]

17 & The IUD Is For Me

2019-06-19T16:46:54-04:00May 4th, 2012|Future planning, Sex education, TORCH|

By Tamara I’m pretty sure you have heard all of the talk about the IUD and if not, maybe the commercials that seems to be popping up more frequently. Have you considered the IUD? To ease your mind a bit I just wanted to share my personal experience with the IUD. […]

My Experience Getting Tested

2019-06-19T16:46:56-04:00March 23rd, 2012|Sex, Sex education, TORCH|

By Donte Recently I got tested at my local health care provider (HCP) office. I took an HIV test. The feeling of getting tested and finding out that you're HIV negative is a great experience, knowing that I'm not infected. But if I was to be HIV positive, it would still be nice to know [...]

The Condom Assignment

2019-06-19T16:46:57-04:00February 22nd, 2012|Sex education, TORCH|

By Anonymous Earlier this week, in a class on adolescent life, my entire grade was given a homework assignment where we had to purchase condoms. Along with the assignment, we were also given a sheet to fill out. On the sheet, we had to write down the type of condom, price, where we bought them, [...]

Teen Night

2019-06-19T16:46:57-04:00February 17th, 2012|Reproductive rights, Sex education, TORCH|

By Theresa Back Up Your Birth Control Teen Night was great! A night for teens to learn about the many different types of contraception out there and how effective they are. On February 8, 2012, me, Sheniece, Tamara, and Brandon hosted the 2nd annual Back Up Your Birth Control Teen Night. The highlight of the [...]

My View On Sex Ed In School

2019-06-19T16:47:00-04:00September 22nd, 2011|Sex education, TORCH|

By Omar Remember the sex ed mandate for schools? Well there was some negative parental input and some positive input...I feel that the new sex education mandate is good for youth because it will teach the right information about safe sex. I also feel that its good because teens are learning the wrong information from [...]