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Researchers found that the demands of stereotypical gender roles decrease the sleep quality of both men and women. https://t.co/2c7xdMHOM4 #genderequality

Thanks to our vocational training program in Malawi, young women like Bertha can gain the skills to support their families while learning about #genderequality. Meet Bertha: https://t.co/KLowhRfQF5 #GBV

Five ways women, and the world, are held back when both men and women lack access to sexual and #reprohealth education and safe, voluntary #familyplanning methods: https://t.co/vfrNHirqEU

In our Austin-area adolescent sexual health program Re:MIX, young parents are peer educators, working w/ health educators & telling their stories. @SXSW @SXSWEDU peeps—check out this session in the #SXSWEDU #PanelPicker (and vote!): https://t.co/ovGTS1BBOY #YouthDay #SexEducation

Through our PhotoVoice project, Re:MIX youth Peer Educators are able to reflect on their own #SRHR experiences and in turn, better help students process sexual and gender content. https://t.co/kKxny6JSTi #youthday

6000 adolescent girls and young women become infected with HIV every week. Education plays a critical role in ensuring young women and girls have access to the HIV prevention info and services they need. https://t.co/gecJP98ZGx #YouthDay #TransformingEducation

[Blog] On #InternationalYouthDay we celebrate comprehensive life skills education for young ppl to support their right to gender-equitable sexual & reproductive health services & participating as equal members in society: https://t.co/A56ExV4Aqr

#youthday #SRHR

She has the right.

To information. To health care. To choose.

On #InternationalYouthDay we say that every girl and young woman must have access to sexual education. So she can make decisions about her body, her life & her future.

Only then can we truly #TransformEducation

We stand with you, Dr. Kanem (@Atayeshe) and @UNFPA!

Here's our #youthday blog on youth, #SRHR, and #genderequality: https://t.co/A56ExV4Aqr

"The potential of young people is limitless, if we can more effectively reach these young people with accurate, appropriate information and services that respect, protect, and fulfill their #humanrights." - Ana Aguilera, EngenderHealth https://t.co/2pnBT5BkE0 #youthday

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Gender Matters

In 2011, EngenderHealth launched the 5-year Gender Matters project (Gen.M) in Travis County, Texas, where the teenage pregnancy rate exceeds that of the state’s. Texas currently has the third highest teenage pregnancy rate in the United States, with more than 73,000 girls becoming pregnant each year.

Supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Gender Matters is testing an innovative approach that builds on EngenderHealth’s pioneering work with men across 26 countries through the Gender & Men As Partners program.  Focusing on youth ages 14 to 16, the program works in partnership with SafePlace and the Travis County Summer Youth Employment Program to educate them and encourage:

  • Delayed age at first sexual intercourse
  • Increased use of effective contraceptive methods, including hormonal contraception and IUDs
  • Increased consistent and correct usage of condoms

Gender Matters comprises three components: 1) a five-day educational workshop, 2) a text message and Facebook campaign that reinforces messages about healthy behaviors, gender norms, and peer support, and 3) a series of three community events that further underscore the messages from the workshop and text message/Facebook campaign.

Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, another partner, is conducting a comprehensive evaluation of the project.

For more information, visit the EngenderHealth Youth site.

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