We encourage you—the youth-serving professional, health care provider, educator, parent, policymaker, and youth activist—to join us in our efforts to change the way society deals with adolescent reproductive and sexual health. Come along with us and begin to create a society where sexuality is treated as a normal, healthy, and positive aspect of life. Envision with us a time when adults do not demonize young people's sexual development, but view it instead as a natural and valuable part of growing up. Imagine a society that treats young people as partners—a society where knowledge and information about sex and sexuality is shared, not withheld.
Advocates for Youth firmly believes that such a society would no longer face nine million new sexually transmitted infections among its teens each year. Nor would each year bring an additional 750,000 adolescent pregnancies or 6,000 new cases of HIV infection among young people ages 13 to 24, as is the case today in the United States.
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