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“Expect Respect” Internship and Gender Inclusivity at Brooklyn Center HS

The “Expect Respect” Internship Group at Brooklyn Center High School provides students with a safe space to be themselves. In November 2018, an intern named Jesse* (name changed to protect privacy) approached Hannah, the Health Mentor at Brooklyn Center High School about something she experiences quite frequently at the school: discrimination in bathrooms based on… Read More

Get PrEP at the Annex!

PrEP stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, which is basically a way to protect people who don’t have HIV from getting HIV. Right now, there is one medication that is approved for PrEP, called Truvada. By taking one pill a day, Truvada is very effective at reducing the risk of getting HIV through sex. It’s important to… Read More

A group of families smiling on a couch in the Annex lobby

It’s October: Let’s Talk!

It’s October again, which means it’s “Let’s Talk Month!” Each year, organizations around the country celebrate this campaign by planning events that foster parent/child communication about sexuality and healthy relationships. In Minnesota, we’re thrilled that once again Governor Mark Dayton has made a declaration about it, drawing attention to the need for more and continued conversations… Read More

An introvert’s guide to social activism

It is a busy time in our country right now. Sometimes it feels like there are more things to fight over than there are to agree on, and like we live in an endless loop of devastating news. It can be easy to want to shut the door and hide. But now is precisely the… 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

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The Annex Teen Clinic helps young people take charge of their sexual health by providing confidential health services and education.

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Your right to access these services without anyone’s permission is protected by law. Confidentiality is important to us because we know it’s important to you.

Upcoming events

  1. Volunteer Training

    February 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  2. Volunteer Training

    March 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  3. Annex Comedy Night

    March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Sandy Jasko’s retirement

    March 29 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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