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ASB 2010-2011 - “Safe Sex is Great Sex, Better Wear a Latex”: Exploring Teen Sexual and Reproductive Health Issues in Underserved Communities- Bay Area, CA

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“Safe Sex is Great Sex, Better Wear a Latex”: Exploring Teen Sexual and Reproductive Health Issues in Underserved Communities- Bay Area, CA
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Bay Area, CA
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12
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“Let’s Talk about Sex Baby!” These conversations are everywhere, from magazines and television, to the radio and your dorm rooms, but how do these messages affect young people. Shows like 16 & Pregnant, Teen Mom, and Degrassi provide a glimpse at what can happen when teens are unaware. This is an especially pressing issue in communities where resources regarding sexual and reproductive health are either unavailable or inaccessible. This Alternative Spring Break course and eventual week-long trip will explore topics such as reproductive justice, sexually transmitted infections, teen pregnancy, LGBTQ issues, and how they affect teens in underserved Bay Area neighborhoods. We will investigate the intersection of a variety of issues and also provide trip participants with the tools necessary to create change. A portion of this class will focus on the development of a teen health outreach or project that you will begin during Winter Quarter. This can be anything from a Stanford-based education project to a research paper, or community outreach initiative. Through this ASB we will also have the opportunity to hear from a variety of professors and physicians from the Stanford School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, who work directly with teens. Additionally, we will visit organizations that are making an active effort to diminish health disparities for youth in underprivileged communities.

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