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May is #TalkingIsPower Month, Sex Ed For All Month, and National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month!

Amplify Youth Health Collective, Tulsa Health and Education (THE) Coalition, and partners are excited to lead advocacy efforts to celebrate youth sexual health awareness during May! Each of these awareness campaigns have a specific goal related to youth sexual health, and center around the belief that young people need factual information and resources to make informed decisions about their health and future. Our partners in Tulsa will be sharing #SexPositiveTulsa to start these conversations throughout May.

Relevant Data:

  • Oklahoma has the 4th highest teen birth rate in the nation (Healthy Teens OK, 2021)
  • The Tulsa County teen birth rate decreased by 55.4% between 2009 and 2019 (Kids Count, 2019)
  • 88% of Tulsa adults support sex education in Tulsa Public Schools (Amplify, 2019)
  • Half of Tulsans believe parents feel uncomfortable talking about sex with their kids (Amplify, 2019) 
  • Over half of teens ages 12-15 report that their parents most influence their decisions about sex. For teens ages 16 to 19, 32% say that their parents most influence their decisions. (Power to Decide, 2016)· The top three places young people say they learn about sex is from school (65%), friends (58%), and their parents (36%). (Power to Decide, 2018)

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