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Let’s Talk!

October is coming, so it’s time to talk! Advocates for Youth, an organization whose sole purpose is to champion programs and policies around sexual health for young people, created “Let’s Talk Month” to encourage parent/child communication about sexuality. The Annex recognizes the need for parents and youth to understand each other’s perspectives around relationships and sexual… Read more »

Comprehensive Sex Ed in U.S. Schools: A brief history

Sex education in public schools has a long, arduous history in the United States. Beginning in 1912, public schools used handouts and pamphlets to educate their students on reproduction and pregnancy. Much of the information was vague and extremely limited in it comprehensiveness. That is, until the 1950s, when the American Medical Association (AMA) in… Read more »

A brief history of pride for straight allies

It was June 28, 1969. A club in New York City’s Greenwich Village neighborhood was packed with people. Shortly after 3 am, nine New York City police officers raided the club. As people emptied out onto the streets, the officers took employee’s into custody for operating without a liquor license, roughed up patrons, and arrested… Read more »

5 things to help make your pelvic exam more comfortable

Pelvic Exam. Easily one of the most terrifying phrases known to the female-bodied population. It is a phrase that often evokes images of patients lying in a paper gown with their feet in stirrups while a doctor places a spotlight on their genitals and proceeds to poke around, for what seems like an eternity. It… Read more »

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

At the Annex, we spend a lot of time thinking and talking about pregnancy prevention and that is because it is an important issue for the young people we work with. While it’s a year round focus for us, this time of year is special because it is Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month. It’s a time… Read more »

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