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Community Health: Education, Prevention and Inspiration

Empowering people to make healthy, respectful and responsible choices.

2012 (Sexual) Health Education Mandates for Illinois

Posted by Tammi A. Tannura -

In April 2013, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) released the 2012 Illinois School Code References in Comprehensive School Health Education and Physical Education While sex education is still an optional content area in Illinois public schools, there are several mandated topics that are clearly related to sexual and reproductive health, or have sexual and reproductive health...

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Emergency Contraception More Widely Available

Posted by Tammi A. Tannura -

On April 30, 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the availability of one type of emergency contraception without a prescription to females 15 years of age and older. The FDA approved Plan B One-Step is a single-dose pill that is most effective if taken immediately or within 72 hours after unprotected sex. To be clear, emergency contraception does not end a pregnancy. E...

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