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Planned Parenthood Presents: Let's Talk About Sex

Please join Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona for a special community engagement evening including a documentary screening of Let's Talk about SEX and moderated panel discussion about realistic sex education

About the film:
LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX takes a revealing look at how American attitudes towards adolescent sexuality affect today’s teenagers. We live in a society that uses sex to sell everything from lipstick to laptops. Yet fear and silence around sex and sexuality also permeate our culture. Teens are paying a terrible price for this confusion in unintended pregnancy, STDs, and even HIV. And American taxpayers are paying billions to treat these entirely preventable problems.

Evening schedule:
5:30p - 6:00p - Arrival & meet and greet
6:00p - 6:10p - Film introduction and welcome
6:10p - 7:10p - Let's Talk About SEX screening
7:10p - 8:00p - Moderated panel discussion and audience Q&A

Refreshments will be provided.

Panel members and additional participating community organizations TBA soon.

ARIZONA’S YOUTH
Arizona’s youth population is at a higher than average risk for unsafe sex.
•46% of Arizona high school students report being sexually active.i Comprehensive sex education has proven to delay first sexual experience.
•Among those who reported being sexually active, 55% of Arizona youth reported using a condom during their last sexual encounter, this is significantly lower than the nationwide average of 68%. Of those surveyed, 15% reported using birth control pills. ii,iii
•Almost 84,000 sexually active teens in Arizona have expressed a need for publically-­‐funded contraceptive services and supplies.iv
•One out of four sexually active youth will contract an STI and nearly one out of 10 teenage girls, ages 15-­‐19, will become pregnant.
•23.4% of sexually active students used alcohol or drugs the last time they had sex.v
•12% of female high school students were forced to have sex when they did not want to.vi

TEENS AND STIs
•In 2007, there were 14,472 cases of Chlamydia, 3,161 cases of Gonorrhea and 814 cases of Syphilis reported in Maricopa County. Through the first six months of 2008, there has been an 18% increase in Syphilis cases compared to 2007.vii
•Youth, ages 15 – 24, experience more than half of all the Gonorrhea and Chlamydia cases in Arizona.viii
•50% of new HIV infections occur in people under age 25.ix

TEEN PREGNANCY & BIRTHS
•Nearly 55 teens become pregnant in Arizona every day; a total of 19,936 in 2010.x
•Arizona has the nation’s third highest teen pregnancy ratexi Latina teens are more than two times as likely to become pregnant as Caucasian teens, and nearly four times as likely to give birth.
•95% of all teen pregnancies are unplannedxii
•84% of Arizona teens giving birth were unmarriedxiii
•84% of teen births are paid for by AHCCCS costing taxpayers $303 million in 2008.

This is a FREE event, but you must register to attend: http://letstalkaboutsexaz.eventbrite.com/

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Shocking statistics about Arizona, but we found out what is being done and what can be done! At least we know where to start! I tweeted a lot of what was being said while we were there.

    If you know anyone with teens who wants to hold a private class for them about sexuality please send them my way. I give the facts plus more. I teach boundaries and also that they can have pleasure when they do decide to have sex.

    I teach adults how to do that too! Funny, we are in such a country of denial!

    August 15, 2013

  • Linda T

    Very interesting and informative

    August 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My guest is a man.

    August 14, 2013

    • Jean S.

      Okay, that's fine. :-)

      August 14, 2013

  • Sara

    Have a meeting for work...so won't be able to make it on time.
    See you all next time....

    August 14, 2013

  • Jean S.

    "Free parking is available in the parking lot to the east of the building, or meters are free after 5p. Please enter through the front of the the building on Madison."

    August 12, 2013

  • Jean S.

    Just a reminder for those attending to register for the event at the link above. Thanks!

    August 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is great. I'm going to try to organize an outing to it with my group, as it intersects with a lot of what we're talking about these days! Lisa http://www.meetup.com/Phoenix-Feminist-Reading-and-Discussion-Group/

    1 · August 1, 2013

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