Monday, May 4, 2009

Sex Education via Text Message

Created by: Jillian

The Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Campaign of North Carolina has received a $5,000 grant to provide sex education advice and referrals via text message. Currently in North Carolina, students receive abstinence-only sex education in schools and the rate of teen pregnancy has been on the rise.

The text message program work as a sort of a hotline. Youth can text their questions regarding any topic having to do with sex, STDs, or pregnancy prevention and they will be provided with encouraging advice and referrals.

What an innovative way to reach youth--utilizing an extremely popular communication technology! I like it!

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