sexual health

Oregon Youth Sexual Health Plan Stresses Community Infrastructure

The Lund Report
Objectives include reduction of dating violence along with reduction of teen pregnancy and STDs

June 7, 2012 -- Oregon's youth sexual health plan has received high praise from STD prevention officials at the national level for bucking a major trend in youth sexual health programs.

Oregon's plan looks at sexuality as a normal part of healthy development, whereas historically, preventing pregnancies and STDs took center stage in sexual health programs.

National Officials Commend Oregon's Sexual Health Program

The Lund Report
Oregon's program stands out because it addresses multiple factors – not just prevention of pregnancy and STDs

May 14, 2012 -- Four years ago, public health officials in Oregon developed a program for adolescent sexual health that national experts are now pointing to as a blueprint.

“I think what we find interesting about the Oregon program just to be very upfront is not just that it's a strong one, but that it's a leading one,” said William Smith, executive director of the National Coalition
of STD Directors in Washington, D.C.

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