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Advocacy Group Works to Improve Sexual Health Education in Latino Community

Posted: November 24, 2014 at 8:00 am by , in Breaking News, Featured, Morning Magazine

A coalition of Latino advocacy organizations have joined forces on a new national campaign to end the stigma and silence around sex education, birth control, abortion, and young parenting within the Latino community.

The Yo Soy (iamyosoy.org) campaign  hopes to raise visibility and spark conversations about these issues as well as dispelling myths and stereotypes around sexual health.  The campaign asks individuals to take a pledge that says “Health, sex, and family may be hard to talk about sometimes. But if we don’t speak up and speak out, we miss the chance to be a stronger and healthier community. Together, we can break the silence. We are all stronger when we support each other and respect that personal decisions are ours to make.”

We hear from Corrine Rivera-Fowler, the deputy director at the Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR).