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Gender & Sexual Development
Monday, April 5, 2021

"The most important thing that you can do to maintain good physical and mental health and to assure yourself of equal opportunity in the future is to stay in school and get an education."

-- Statement from the Section on Public Health and Preventive Medicine, The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

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The transition from adolescence into early adulthood can be a scary period. It involves immense physical and psychological development and change.

 

Unfortunately, teenagers often don't have access to reliable information to help them address the challenges that come with going through puberty. In many cultures, sexuality remains a taboo subject and comprehensive educational materials can be inconsistent, putting teens at risk of misusing contraceptives, increasing their susceptibility to sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unintended pregnancies.

 

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia offers resources drawing upon healthcare professionals in the field to help teens better understand their personal health and development. For more information, including facts and figures, and ideas on how to raise awareness about issues related to teen health, feel free to contact us at teenhealthweek@collegeofphysicians.org.

Consent

Consent is an essential part of any relationship. In this lesson, students will gain an understanding of what consent is and under what circumstances a person can or cannot give consent. The lesson will also examine the common characteristics of healthy and unhealthy relationships and give students the tools to establish healthy boundaries for themselves and their partners.

 

PA Standards Met: 10.1.9.A, 10.1.12.A, 10.2.12.D, 10.3.9.C

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 Follow TEEN HEALTH WEEK℠ (@teenhealthweek) on Instagram for information on teen health related issues and events! 

 

Remember to share the hashtag #TeenHealthWeek

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