Reproductive Health Daily

Repro Health Daily is a social media based sexual health and reproductive health education organization. We operate under the premise that despite some teens and young adults understanding how they can best protect themselves while being sexually active and/or preparing to have a child, the regular reinforcement of these factual messages (the 'daily' in our name!) in a non-threatening, engaging way - via social media sites with their peers - normalizes healthier, safer behaviors.

Repro Health also offers reproductive and sexual health education programs. We are happy to present to classrooms, schools, and organizations. We can train teachers in how to implement them via social media and tailor them to their audience, or offer virtual lesson plans.

Feel free to ask us any questions about reproductive health that you may have. We can post the questions anonymously as well. Please join us on Facebook and Twitter and continue the education and discussions!
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larkincallaghan:

Check out my latest post over at the 2x2 Project, about HIV criminalization laws. Learn about how they impact public health and prevention education efforts.

NPR has a fantastic infographic that shows the spread of HIV from 1990 covering a range of countries, the charting of HIV and country wealth (this photo), and the spread by region - check out their post to see the highlighting features of the graph.

A study out of UCSF brings to light the issue of co-infections. If a female has bacterial vaginosis as well as HIV, there is a higher risk of HIV being transmitted to a male partner. Since BV is the most common bacterial infection among women of child-bearing age in the U.S., it’s important to keep this in mind! Since BV is also easily treatable with antibiotics, this should be something we can prevent!

Other elements have contributed to Cuba’s success: It has free universal basic health care; it has stunningly high rates of H.I.V. testing; it saturates its population with free condoms, concentrating on high-risk groups like prostitutes; it gives its teenagers graphic safe-sex education; it rigorously traces the sexual contacts of each person who tests positive.

By contrast, the response in the United States — which records 50,000 new infections every year — seems feeble. Millions of poor people never see a doctor. Testing is voluntary, and many patients do not return for their results. Sex education is so politicized that many schools teach nothing about protected sex; condoms are expensive, and distribution of free ones is haphazard.