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Contraceptive Counseling and Methods in Brief
Practice Matters
Karen Schantz
2015

When considering birth control, youth may have priorities beyond effectiveness rates. Part One of this article points to issues for contraceptive counselors and educators to consider. Part Two is a reference for methods currently available.

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adolescent sexual health, pregnancy prevention, family planning, contraception

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Teaching Young People about Consent
Practice Matters
Elizabeth Schroeder
2015

In this article, Elizabeth Schroeder discusses the need for conversations about consent "early and often," and offers tips for educating children and youth on the topic.

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adolescent sexual health, dating violence, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, romantic relationships

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Technology and Social Media for Adolescent Sexual Health: 2015 Focus
Practice Matters
Deb Levine
2015

In this article, Deb Levine offers an update on how sexual health educators can reach adolescents using technology and social media. Levine is a nationally recognized authority in the field of technology and sexual health.

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Internet, communications, social networks, sex education, sexual health education, program planning

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Engaging Youth in Policy Making to Promote Health
Practice Matters
Christine T. Bozlak
2014

Christine Bozlak discusses the benefits of youth participation in public health efforts, provides examples of youth civic engagement, and offers recommendations for involving youth in policy-related activities.

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youth engagement

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Gender and Sexual Health, Part 4: Gender Transformative Programing in Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health
Practice Matters
Lori A. Rolleri
2014

In this edition of Practice Matters, Lori Rolleri discusses strategies and resources to help practitioners transform inequitable and unhealthy gender norms.

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program planning, adolescent sexual health, gender-series

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Media Literacy
Practice Matters
Andrew Smiler
2014

American youth grow up with regular access to media. In this article, Andrew Smiler explores the importance of media literacy and offers key questions to guide youth.

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adolescence, Internet, television, education

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What Do We Mean by "Evidence"?
Practice Matters
Mary Maley
2014

In this article, Mary Maley briefly describes what constitutes evidence, and how the types of evidence come together to support decision making.

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research studies, practice, practice-based evidence, evidence-based decision making

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A World of Mixed Messages: Youth and Prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Practice Matters
Christine Heib and Mary Maley
2014

In this article, the authors look at youth, pregnancy, and alcohol through the lens of FASD prevention, and share the insights of young women.

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FASD, FAS, teen pregnancy, risky behaviors, drinking, focus groups

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Challenging Casanova: Moving beyond the notion that "all boys want sex"
Practice Matters
Andrew Smiler
2013

Most guys aren't promiscuous, but the damaging image of the "player" is embedded in our culture. In this article, Andrew Smiler discusses how parents and youth workers can help boys learn to resist the stereotype.

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adolescent development, boys, males, relationships, sexual development

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LGBTQ Inclusion in Youth Program Environments
Practice Matters
Lis Maurer
2013

Those who work with youth have an opportunity and a responsibility to address the needs of LGBTQ young people. In this edition of PrACTice Matters, Lis Maurer outlines strategies for making program environments more inclusive.

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lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, program planning

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