Condom Use: Everyone of All Ages Should Use Condoms

iknowmine staff - Thursday, June 21, 2012
plannedparenthood:
“ There’s a ton of interesting info in this graphic, but it’s especially striking how condom use decreases with age, even with casual partners. Condoms shouldn’t be something you grow out of as you get older — the protection they...

plannedparenthood:

There’s a ton of interesting info in this graphic, but it’s especially striking how condom use decreases with age, even with casual partners. Condoms shouldn’t be something you grow out of as you get older — the protection they offer against STDs is unrivaled by any other form of birth control besides abstinence! Your high school sweetheart may not be in your life anymore, but condoms should be. 

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Are we Really Helping? Re-thinking Safer Sex Messages

iknowmine staff - Thursday, June 21, 2012

Focus group finds rural NC African-American teens don’t identify with safer sex messaging

hellyeahscarleteen:

“In 2006, we recruited 37 black adolescents from two rural North Carolina counties to participate in focus groups exploring adolescent understanding of how primary prevention strategies reduce STD transmission, described common barriers to the adoption of prevention strategies, and identified risk reduction strategies adolescents commonly employ,” says Aletha Y. Akers, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Pittsburgh.

“What we found is adolescents understand how STDs are transmitted but consider primary prevention strategies like abstinence and consistent condom use unlikely or difficult to implement.”

As reported in the journal Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, adolescents in the study say they develop their own strategies to reduce their STD risk, which include indirect partner assessments like evaluating a person’s physical appearance, eye contact, and body language.

Girls who were interviewed often used regular STD testing as a way to fact-check their partners’ faithfulness. As long as they remained STD-free, they felt they could trust their partners’ commitment.

“This study is incredibly important because it shows us a disconnect between adolescents and the public health messages put forth,” Akers says. “We need to identify whatever misconceptions about STD transmission they may have and correct them.

Read the rest here or read the original study.

For a check-in on what safer sex is NOT — like what people look like, or only one person’s test results — you can have a lookie-loo here.

I feel like this is also true in Alaska Native/American Indian/NDN populations. True? Not true?

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ANTHC Hosts Statewide Tribal HIV/STD Taskforce

iknowmine staff - Monday, June 11, 2012
We’re hosting the Tribal HIV/STD Statewide Taskforce and have awesome speakers! #std #hiv (Taken with Instagram at BP Energy Center)

We’re hosting the Tribal HIV/STD Statewide Taskforce and have awesome speakers! #std #hiv (Taken with Instagram at BP Energy Center)

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Resources for Parents: Chatpacks!

iknowmine staff - Thursday, June 07, 2012
Stuffing our Chat Packs for adults to talk to youth about sexual health. Sending 50 out across the state! #std #sti (Taken with Instagram at Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium)

Stuffing our Chat Packs for adults to talk to youth about sexual health. Sending 50 out across the state! #std #sti (Taken with Instagram at Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium)

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IKM Welcomes Research Associate Janie F

iknowmine staff - Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Say hi to our new employee, a research associate just like me! Janie is Cup'ig and grew up in #AK @anthctoday (Taken with Instagram at ANTHC/Healthy Communities Building)

Say hi to our new employee, a research associate just like me! Janie is Cup'ig and grew up in #AK @anthctoday (Taken with Instagram at ANTHC/Healthy Communities Building)

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A Pen for Everyone: Left and Right Handed Pens

iknowmine staff - Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Left and right handed pens! @landiscomm (Taken with Instagram at ANTHC/Healthy Communities Building)

Left and right handed pens! @landiscomm (Taken with Instagram at ANTHC/Healthy Communities Building)

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Traditional Values of Alaska

iknowmine staff - Friday, May 18, 2012
AK Native Traditional Values poster covering all regions. #alaskanative #alaska #native (Taken with Instagram at Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium)

AK Native Traditional Values poster covering all regions. #alaskanative #alaska #native (Taken with Instagram at Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium)

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Jenna Talackova Makes History

iknowmine staff - Friday, May 18, 2012

Jenna Talackova Makes History as First Transgender Miss Universe Canada Contestant

indiancountry:

First Nation transgender beauty Jenna Talackova is set to compete in Miss Universe Canada on Saturday May 19, having won reinstatement to the pageant after her disqualification in April for being born male.

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Sex Trafficking a Problem for Native Girls and Women

iknowmine staff - Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Native Girls Are Being Exploited and Destroyed at an Alarming Rate

indiancountry:

Mary G. was born from the boats. Her children were born from the boats too, all fathered through her liaisons with male customers. She has never known anything else. Like generations of Native girls and women before her, Mary and her family are inextricably tied to prostitution in the great port city of Duluth, Minnesota. Long before the term sex trafficking entered the public lexicon and began appearing in headlines, Native women like Mary and her mother Ruthie were lured into prostitution. Largely driven by poverty and homelessness as well as an underlying racism that sanctioned the sexual degradation of Native women, generations of them have sold themselves to survive.

Is this a story of ours Alaska? Could this be the story of our Alaska Native women? What about AN Women and oil workers? Military? Tourists? How is it the same or different?

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How to Use a Condom Refresher and Tips

iknowmine staff - Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Sex, Etc. -- How do I use a condom?

Many of us don’t know how to use a condom correctly, even if we think we do! There’s more to it than “just use it.” To learn or just to read a well written piece as a refresher, check it out!

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