"We're trying to normalize sex," said Denise Jennings, Planned Parenthood in Santa Fe health educator, who trains the students and is present when they visit the schools.For background, read previous documentation of the "FYI Peer Education Program" by Planned Parenthood
UPDATE 12/15/11: Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin is hiring kids as young as 14 to be sex educators
UPDATE 2/6/12 - Planned Parenthood's Business Model: Hooking Kids on Sex (Warning: Sexually graphic video)
-- From "Planned Parenthood training teens to teach sexuality to their peers" by Robert Nott, The Santa Fe - New Mexican 5/9/11
The class of Monte del Sol Charter School students watched and listened intently as senior Emma Campbell, with the help of a visual aid, demonstrated how to use a condom.
Confident and composed, she told the Monte del Sol students about the five circles of sexuality: sensuality, intimacy, sexual identity, sexual health and reproduction, and sexualization (in the Planned Parenthood parlance, using sex to manipulate others).
. . . John Przyborowski, the school's health teacher. He said he prefers to have Planned Parenthood provide the program because, "they are the experts and they have props."
When is it the right time to have sex? Ariana Maestas, a Santa Fe High School sophomore, took that query and calmly responded that you need to be emotionally and physically prepared to accept the consequences and accept responsibility for your act.
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From "Information helps protect teens" by Emily Cea, a junior at Nyack High School, posted at The Journal News - LoHud.com (New York) 4/30/11
During April, teens, parents and health-care professionals are recognizing National STD Awareness Month. One in two sexually active people — 50 percent — will contract a sexually transmitted disease by age 25, but most don't know it. Chlamydia rates in this region have climbed: Between 2005 and 2009, chlamydia cases increased 65 percent in Westchester County, 29 percent in Rockland County and 34 percent in Putnam County. Sharing resources about access to STD testing and treatment is as important as ever.
As a Teen Information Peer Services educator for Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic, I can assure my peers that they are receiving accurate information whenever they come to me with questions or concerns. It's empowering to know that my peers can count on me for information about reproductive health issues, including how to prevent STDs or how to access emergency contraception, as well as the importance and availability of STD testing for women, men and teens.
I'm glad that Planned Parenthood's lifesaving health-care services are available to Rockland residents so that my peers and I can lead healthy lives.
From "Student gets award for volunteer work" posted at The Journal News - LoHud.com (New York) 4/25/11
Brittney Reid, a student at Ramapo High School in Spring Valley, has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President's Volunteer Service Award. The award, which recognizes young people across America for outstanding community service activities, is sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals .
Reid is a volunteer with Planned Parenthood's Teen Information and Peer Services. The program is a peer education project that trains teen educators to provide health and sexuality information and referrals to teenagers living in Rockland County. TIPS peer educators attend a 15-week training program to learn to present educational programs on human sexuality, abstinence, sexually transmitted infections, birth control, and HIV/AIDS in both formal and informal settings, and participate in other health-related programs and leadership training. Reid visited health classes at Ramapo High School during the first semester to relay information to her peers and is expected to visit health classes at Spring Valley High School in May.