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Opportunity Knocks: Using Teachable Moments to Convey Safer Sex Messages to Young People


Healthy Teen Network and Association of Reproductive Health Professionals created this two page document discussing the importance of utilizing teachable moments while talking to youth about sex. This handout includes information about the importance of talking about sex, ways to setup teachable moments, and tips on how to keep the conversation judgment free and productive.

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HIV/STI Toolkit

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Healthy Teen Network and Association of Reproductive Health Professionals




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