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Sex Ed should be shared with every single teenager alive! Whether it’s taught in their school or not. Teens should be at least a little educated on reproductive health. Sex isn’t something that should be hidden from us. If this continues to happen more consequences will continue to happen too. Teens are clueless about sex […]

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TORCH presents “Call Us Maybe”

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 you’d […]

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Louisiana Charter School Prohibits Pregnant Females From Continuing Education

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 months throughout their pregnancy, and still, I see them after they give birth finishing high school. […]

17 & The IUD Is For Me

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. […]

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My Experience Getting Tested

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 that […]

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The Condom Assignment

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, and […]

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Teen Night

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 event was […]

Why Blame Us?

The following is a letter that Omar submitted to the Daily News in response to an editorial they published about the high rates of teen pregnancy in the Bronx.

By Omar

A new study reports that teens in the Bronx have high pregnancy and STI rates, even though they have the same amount of sex as teens […]

My View On Sex Ed In School

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 their […]

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