Make a Difference

Make a Difference

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Sexuality education is an issue that’s near and dear to our hearts. And being educated about sexuality is just the first step in making a difference when it comes to a host of issues related to sexuality.

Just choose an issue below, and then choose one of three ways you can take action from signing a petition to sharing a story with your friends to starting a movement in your community.

However you decide to make a difference, share it with us and on your social networks! Tag us on Facebook! And if you tweet about it, make sure to include the hashtag #SexEtcTakeAction, so we can follow what you’ve done. You might even see your tweet on Sexetc.org.

step 1. choose a topic that interests you

step 2. choose an action

Pledge to Talk About Teen Parenting, Sex Ed and More!

One way to make a difference when it comes to teen pregnancy and parenting is to talk about issues like birth control, abortion and teen parenting.  It can be hard to talk about these issues, but it’s so important! Yo Soy is a national campaign that seeks to end the stigma around young parenting, birth control, abortion and sexuality education in the Latina/o community.

is a national campaign to end the stigma and silence around sex education, birth control, abortion and young parenting within the Latina/o community. – See more at: http://yosoyhealth.tumblr.com/about#sthash.VZ2OrG4d.dpuf
is a national campaign to end the stigma and silence around sex education, birth control, abortion and young parenting within the Latina/o community. – See more at: http://yosoyhealth.tumblr.com/about#sthash.VZ2OrG4d.dpuf
is a national campaign to end the stigma and silence around sex education, birth control, abortion and young parenting within the Latina/o community. – See more at: http://yosoyhealth.tumblr.com/about#sthash.VZ2OrG4d.dpuf

Click “Sign Up!” below to take the Yo Soy pledge to talk about these important issues!

When you’re done, come back and click on “Done It!” to let us know you signed the pledge and had a conversation. You may be contacted by Sex, Etc. to learn more about why you think this issue is important!

Check back here often for other quick ways to take action on teen parenting and pregnancy!

Support Reproductive Rights!

One way to make a difference when it comes to teen pregnancy and parenting is to support access to reproductive health options, including abortion, for pregnant teens. Tell your legislators that everyone should have access to abortion care and reproductive health services.

Click “Sign Up!” below to take action and add your name to a letter to Congress through the EMILY’s List.

When you’re done, come back and click on “Done It!” to let us know you sent the letter. You may be contacted by Sex, Etc. to learn more about why you think this issue is important!

Check back here often for other quick ways to take action on teen parenting and pregnancy!

Play Pregnancy Text!

Pregnancy Text is a DoSomething.org SMS experience that starts the conversation around teen pregnancy.  Click “Sign Up!” below to have a sassy baby in your phone for a day to simulate how life might be if you had a baby right now!

Additionally, by playing Pregnancy Text with the three friends you invite, you will automatically be entered to win a $2,000 scholarship! To be eligible for a scholarship, you must live in the US and be 25 years or younger.

 

Organzie a Clothing Drive for Teen Parents

It’s great that you want to get involved even more! How about organizing a drive at your school to collect baby clothes and other essentials for newborns and infants? You can collect the items and any donations to give to a local or national organization that supports teen parents in need of assistance. Loved Twice is a national nonprofit that provides baby clothes and blankets to families in need, and they have a great guide for how to organize a clothing drive.

Sign up below to learn how you can organize a clothing drive. If you organize a baby clothing drive for teen parents, come back and click “Done It!” to let us know how your clothing drive went. You may be contacted by Sex, Etc. to learn more about why you think this issue is important!