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Communities have a hard time talking about sex. And yet, sexual health is a critical part of young person's overall health. For young people, accessing basic information about their bodies - as well as the healthcare and support they need to stay healthy - can be a challenge. What do we get as a result? Unplanned pregnancies; high gonorrhea, chlamydia, and HIV rates; and struggles with relationships, development, or their sexuality.
The good news is that there are smart, proven best practices to support young people's sexual health in age-appropriate ways. SHIFT NC works with communities to help young people grow up healthy. We do this by focusing on key strategic priorities:
When you give to SHIFT NC, you are supporting North Carolina young people by helping the adults in their lives and communities support a critical part of overall health: sexual health.