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Let's face it, young people are often overlooked. I guess adults don't remember that it's frustrating to be ignored. Young people have some really brilliant ideas, but if no one pays attention, there's no way for them to be heard. That's why adults need to let young people be more involved and have a greater say in how things work.

- Zach, ACT Youth Network

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Many youth grow up in environments that do not adequately prioritize their health. While sexual development is central to adolescence, sex can be risky if youth do not have the supports they need. In this section we discuss risks associated with sexual behaviors, STDs, HIV/AIDS, and pregnancy in adolescence.
Health literacy skills help youth and adults access and use health information and services. This article offers an overview of recent research, and links to resources.
In this presentation, Elizabeth Schroeder discusses the unwritten rules governing boys' lives, as well as implications for program planning.
In this section of our site for youth, we help young people understand "love chemicals" and how they can influence behavior. Is it really love?
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