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New research: Quality sex education has broad, long-term benefits for young people’s’ physical and mental health

". Our research found that sex education has the potential do so much more. The impact of quality sex education that addresses the broad range of sexual health topics extends beyond pregnancy and STIs and can improve school success, mental health, and safety. As with all other areas of the curriculum, building an early foundation and scaffolding learning with developmentally appropriate content and teaching are key to long-term development of knowledge, attitudes, and skills that support healthy sexuality."

On International Pronouns Day, New Report Documents Transgender Student’s of Color Health Disparities

“The On All Sides report is being released at a critical juncture in our nation’s history. At a time when transgender people and people of color are fighting for their rights and lives, this report is focused exclusively on the health risks and outcomes of transgender students of color,” said Mary Beth Szydlowski (she/her), Associate Director, Healthy and Supportive Schools, at Advocates for Youth.

Announcing the Launch of the Youth Abortion Support Collective (YouthASC)

Washington, DC - Today, youth activists with Advocates for Youth announced a new, national network of young people starting a ground breaking grass roots effort to create a national abortion practical support network by and for young people. Hundreds of youth around the nation will start a practical support effort on their campuses or community, become an abortion doula, understand the laws and medical facts around self manage abortion care, provide housing or rides for others needing abortion care, and join other activists in fighting abortion bans.

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