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Welcome, Erin!

The Annex is excited to welcome our new Director of Clinical Operations and Services, Erin Wilkins! Erin comes with a wealth of experience and passion for sexual health, and we are thrilled to have her on our team. Here’s a little more about her! Erin’s Background: I got my start in sexual health during high… Read more »

Thanks, Diane!

Transitions can sometimes be difficult. It’s always hard to say farewell to a friend and colleague who has shared a dedication to a mission and contributed deeply to building an organizational foundation. But the smile on Diane Murray’s face over these past few weeks as she approaches retirement has made it clear she is quite… Read more »

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 »

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