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Chickens coming home to roost

If you have a cervix, read this.

In 2013, I wrote a blog on new provincial and federal cervical screening guidelines (https://springtalkssex.wordpress.com/2015/01/08/confused-about-pap-tests-july-2-2013/) partly because women’s health advocates were worried that these updated policies were putting women at risk in order to save money.   793 more words

Sexual Health

Young people and right to RH services

In the same study referred to in my post Building youth agency, another finding piqued my attention, that on methods availed of by young people to avoid pregnancy.   454 more words


Reducing pregnancies for teens and poor women = reduction in poverty: reductio ad absurdum?

This New York Times article http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/06/science/colorados-push-against-teenage-pregnancies-is-a-startling-success.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=2  asks the following question: “If teenagers and poor women were offered free intrauterine devices and implants that prevent pregnancy for years… would those women choose them?” The answer?  912 more words

Sexual Health

An Open Letter to Young Adults about Sex, Drugs and Alcohol

Dear Young Person: Alcohol, drugs and sexuality can enhance and create life. They work. They can alter your moods, change your perceptions and disinhibit you. It’s fun to be able to behave differently. 1,110 more words

Human Interaction

Teach Your Children Well

I’m not going to link to every reported instance of college or high school partying getting out of hand. Nor am I going to link to the number of emergency room visits that occur every weekend due to alcohol poisoning or drug overdoses; nor every instance of campus sexual abuse. 747 more words

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How to Date in Five (not so easy) Lessons

I’m not sure why exactly it is easier to arm the student population than to simply reinforce the idea that sexuality is an extension of a relationship. 541 more words

Human Interaction

Adolescent Sexuality Health...What are YOU thinking?

As we enter into the busy holiday season, I wish to thank you for your continued support and readership of TeenWorldConfidential.

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Adolescent Sexuality