Get Smart Before You Get Sexy

Get Smart Before You Get Sexy is a comprehensive sex education program that provides prevention and intervention resources for youth and young adults.

Teen Talk Sex Ed Series

Teen Talk Youth in Alternative Settings (YAS) is an adaption of Teen Talk, a curriculm created by Health Connected and used in many CA schools.

Take the Hygiene Quiz!

Test your knowledge of health and safety facts.

Abortion + Resources

Learn how abortion resources now that the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v Wade.

Reproductive Justice Podcast Episode #1

RJ Minded: A reproductive justice podcast!

Welcome to “RJ Minded,” the podcast that’s about to revolutionize how you perceive health. Step into a world where the boundaries of physical, mental, and spiritual well-being blur into a symphony of empowerment and social change. 

Sexy & Smart: Extracting Truths about Sex Education for Black Youth

Research consistently shows that African Americans/Black individuals face higher rates of gonorrhea, chlamydia, and HIV—often being 4 to 10 times greater than those seen in Whites and other racial/ethnic groups.

The study examines the sexual and reproductive well-being of Black young people in Los Angeles County through a community-based participatory research strategy, anchored in a framework of reproductive justice.

This research employs a mix of quantitative surveys, in-depth qualitative discussions, and focus groups tailored to cultural sensitivities to thoroughly investigate the sexual health journeys, obstacles, and preferences of Black youth aged 14 to 30.

Sexy & Smart: Extracting Truths about Sex Education for Black Youth
Rites of Passage Conference

Rites of Passage

This is an 6 to 15 week program for Black high school girls, ages 14-19, based in South Los Angeles. The ROP program takes girls on a journey of education, reflection and self empowerment.

Hygiene Quiz

Take a quick quiz to test your knowledge of health and hygiene!

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Abortion Healthcare Information

Learn about the different types of abortion, including medical, surgical and the abortion ABCs.

Abortion + Resources

Let’s talk about abortion resources now that Roe v. Wade has been overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Let's Talk About Abortion
Get Smart B4 U Get Sexy at a reproductive health event

Get Smart, Get Tested

Know your status before you take your relationship to the next level. Search for a STD / STI testing clinic near you.

The Truth About STDS & STIS

Get Smart Before You Get Sexy provides information about sexually transmitted diseases/infections to help young people become informed about their sexual health.

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Get Smart B4 U Get Sexy Outreach event

Birth Control 411

Get Smart B4 U Get Sexy provides information on birth control options and pregnancy to help you stay informed and in-control.

Sex FAQs

Get Smart Before You Get Sexy provides information on birth control methods, how to talk with your partner before sex, and sexual transmitted infections and diseases.

Young black people talking about sex facts
Teens talking about safe sex

Black LGBTQ+ Adults Experience Severe Health Barriers

A new study explores Black LGBTQIA2+ health disparities.

Our Stories

Young people share their stories about sexual harassment in relationships and in public.

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Racial Disparities in Health Behaviors and Conditions Among Lesbian and Bisexual Women

A new study explores the role of internalized stigma in African American Lesbian and Bisexual Women physical health behaviors and conditions.

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