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Young people are at the core of a new peer education program in South Carolina designed to help teens and young adults prevent unintended pregnancy, HIV and STIs. Funded by New Morning Foundation and spearheaded by Advocates for Youth, the goal of the South Carolina Contraceptive Access Campaign is to increase awareness of, demand for, and access to contraception and condoms among young women and men ages 16 to 24 in Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, and Spartanburg. The project is using new application technologies to educate young people about the importance of consistent and correct contraceptive and condom use and ensure that they have access to sexual health services, including HIV testing.
South Carolina Youth Activist NetworkThe South Carolina Youth Activist Network (SCYAN) is a group of teens who are conducting direct outreach and training to their peers. The SCYAN consists of 10 dynamic young adults from across the state of South Carolina, ready to make their mark on the world of sexual and reproductive health. The SCYAN are peer leaders who are promoting The New Media Campaign, a really cool, unique, and innovative campaign designed to educate youth and young adults about sexual health using two cutting-edge technology trends: text messaging and social networking.
SEXT-Ed Text LineThe text messaging component is also known as the “SEXT” line. If you are a teen or young adult in South Carolina, text the word “SEXT” to the number 74574. You can obtain information via your cell phone on various topics such as healthy relationships, pregnancy, HIV and STI prevention, and sexual assault. By entering your zip code, you can also get information about nearby health care providers. For example, if you need a pregnancy test, an HIV or STI test, information about birth control or a referral to a rape crisis center, you just need to enter your zip code to learn about clinics in your neighborhood.
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