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It's Your (Sex) Life

It's Your (Sex) Life is MTV's Emmy and Peabody Award-winning public information campaign to support young people in making responsible decisions about their sexual health. The campaign focuses on reducing unintended pregnancy, preventing the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV/AIDS, and open communication with partners and healthcare providers. IYSL was launched in 1997 with the Kaiser Family Foundation.

The cross-platform IYSL campaign includes targeted public service ads (PSAs), entertainment and other special programming and promotions, news segments, talent engagement, sweepstakes, community partnerships, free informational materials, and extensive social media/web/mobile resources. IYSL has been credited with helping to significantly decrease teen pregnancies and increase STD testing in the U.S. in recent years; the campaign has reached over 200 million young people on the sexual health issues since its inception.


Sex, Etc. is on a mission to improve teen sexual health across the country! Each year, five million young people visit, and over 45,000 read our magazine to get honest and accurate sexual health information.

We’ve helped teens with answers to their question

about sex, relationships, pregnancy, STDs, birth control, sexual orientation 

and more!




According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 48.6% of teen boys & girls between the ages of 14 & 19 are sexually active & of that group nearly a quarter have had more than one partner. 


Planned Parenthood is America’s most trusted provider of reproductive health care. Our skilled health care professionals are dedicated to offering men, women, and teens high-quality, affordable medical care. One in five American women has chosen Planned Parenthood for health care at least once in her life.


The heart of Planned Parenthood is in the local community. Our 64 unique, locally governed affiliates nationwide operate approximately 700 health centers, which reflect the diverse needs of their communities.


These health centers provide a wide range of safe, reliable health care — and the majority is preventive, primary care, which helps prevent unintended pregnancies through contraception, reduce the spread of sexually transmitted infections through testing and treatment, and screen for cervical and other cancers. Caring physicians, nurse practitioners, and other staff take time to talk with clients, encouraging them to ask questions in an environment that millions have

grown to trust.

The Center for Young Women’s Health (CYWH) is a partnership between the Division of Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine, the Division of Gynecology, and the Center for Congenital Anomalies of the Reproductive Tract at Boston Children’s Hospital. The Center is an educational entity that exists to provide teen girls and young women with carefully researched health information, educational programs, and conferences. The mission of our website is to help teen girls, their parents, educators, and health care providers improve their understanding of normal health and development, as well as of specific diseases and conditions. We want to empower teen girls and young women around the world to take an active role in their own health care.



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