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by Kailynn S.

Sex can be a beautiful thing, but as soon as you make the mistake of not using protection, it may ruin your life forever . Protection, such as condoms, can prevent EVERYTHING a teenager might not want. These things could include everything from a child to a sexually transmitted infection.


 
 
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by Rayana Godfrey 

On Tuesday, Caroline Miller, along with Youth Radio and other Youth Relationship Alliance partners, proclaimed February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. The proclamation took place at the Alameda County Board of Supervisors meeting. Though the meeting was relatively small, the events that took place were monumental for teens and adults.


 
 
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By: Chris Pressley

Cheating is a very questionable and confusing topic. Just about everybody has their own meaning of cheating.  Some people think doing small things with someone other than your partner isn't cheating, while others may say doing big things with someone other than your partner is cheating.  I also have my own concept of what cheating is. I think cheating is basically doing almost anything you have to hide from your partner or wouldn’t do in front of your partner.


 
 
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By: Josefine Charles-Harris

There are a lot of different aspects to a relationship and key things are needed to make a healthy one. Most people want a loving relationship to feel loved so they can give it back.

However, just like life... relationships are COMPLICATED and there are things people don't always take into consideration. In my opinion, there are 4 main things that are need in a relationship which are: communication, balance, commitment and trust. I believe when any one of these are missing it becomes a lot harder to have the solid, good, healthy relationship you are looking for.


 
 
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By: Kika Eller

What is it about a “bad boy” that makes girls interested? Is it that we like a get-away boy?
Someone who lives life on the edge?


 
 
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HIV/AIDS is a huge problem and, sadly, African American women make up the majority of cases.  In 2009 57% of new infections in the US were black women, which means that HIV/AIDS in the black community is a big thing. Women of color have high rates of some STIs. Having an STI can make a person more susceptible to HIV. I feel that all people should get tested for STI/STDs often, regardless of ethnicity, because all people are at risk.


 
 
by Staff
 
 
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by Staff

Fewer teens and young adults are having sex, a government survey shows, and theories abound for why they're doing it less.