Amy Poehler’s opening monologue at the Golden Globes last night reminded us that “students [at Boston College] need the resources to make safe and healthy decisions" — as Scott Jelinek, Boston College alumnus and former head of the group BC Students for Sexual Health told the New York Times after college administrators threatened the group with disciplinary action if they continued to make condoms accessible to their peers.
Do you know what health services for teens are available at Planned Parenthood League of Machusetts?
Let’s break it down.
Are routine exams available to teens under age 18?
Is birth control available to teens under age 18?
Is emergency contraception available to teens under age 18?
Is pregnancy testing available to teens under age 18?
Is abortion available to teens under age 18?
Is STI testing and treatment available to teens under age 18?
Is the HPV vaccine available to teens under age 18?
Now you know. Some health services require parental consent in Massachusetts, and some don’t, so check out more information here.
6 Sexual Health Lessons “Parks and Recreation” Has Taught Us
In honor of the return of Parks and Rec this week – and one of our favorite fictional sheroes, Leslie Knope – we present six sexual health lessons the show has taught us! Treat yo’self to this list and reblog with any important moments we missed.
1. Love your body. “What’s more cuterus than your uterus?”
2. “The condom is too small” isn’t a good excuse to not use protection.
3. Always have a supply of condoms on hand. (You can get free condoms at Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts.)
4. Talking to a parent – or another trusted adult – about sex and relationships can be awkward, but it’s important!
6. Abstinence-only sex education programs leave out important information and even sometimes providence inaccurate information. Access to comprehensive sexuality education is key!