Let's Talk About SEX
Thursday, August 15, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (MST)
Please join Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona for a special community engagement evening including a documentary screening of Let's Talk about SEX and moderated panel discussion about realistic sex education.
Refreshments will be provided.
Free parking is available in the parking lot to the east of the building, or meters are free after 5p. Please enter through the front of the the building on Madison.
About the film:
LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX takes a revealing look at how American attitudes towards adolescent sexuality affect today’s teenagers. We live in a society that uses sex to sell everything from lipstick to laptops. Yet fear and silence around sex and sexuality also permeate our culture. Teens are paying a terrible price for this confusion in unintended pregnancy, STDs, and even HIV. And American taxpayers are paying billions to treat these entirely preventable problems.
View the trailer HERE.
5:30p - 6:00p - Arrival & meet and greet
6:00p - 6:10p - Film introduction and welcome by AZ Planned Parenthood president, Bryan Howard and Michelle Steinberg, Director of Public Policy, Planned Parenthood Arizona/ Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona
6:10p - 7:10p - Let's Talk About SEX screening
7:10p - 8:00p - Moderated panel discussion and audience Q&A
Thank you to our Panelists:
- Arizona Senator Katie Hobbs
- Creighton school board member, Tiffany Arenas
- Planned Parenthood educator, Vicki Hadd-Wissler
- PPAZ youth board member, Willa Eigo
- 2nd-Vice Chair of Legislative District 24 & Regional Field Director for the Maricopa County Democratic Party, Rome Hall
Moderator: PPAA board member, Stacey Champion
Thank you to our community co-hosts:
* Americans United for Separation of Church & State - Greater Phoenix Chapter - (http://www.AU.org)
* NARAL - (http://www.prochoicearizona.org/)
* Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence - (http://www.azcadv.org/)
* National Council of Jewish Women - Arizona Section (https://www.facebook.com/pages/National-Council-of-Jewish-WomenArizona-Section-NCJW/186314388125261)
* ACLU Arizona - (http://www.acluaz.org/)
Arizona’s youth population is at a higher than average risk for unsafe sex.
•46% of Arizona high school students report being sexually active.i Comprehensive sex education has proven to delay first sexual experience.
•Among those who reported being sexually active, 55% of Arizona youth reported using a condom during their last sexual encounter, this is significantly lower than the nationwide average of 68%. Of those surveyed, 15% reported using birth control pills. ii,iii
•Almost 84,000 sexually active teens in Arizona have expressed a need for publically-‐funded contraceptive services and supplies.iv
•One out of four sexually active youth will contract an STI and nearly one out of 10 teenage girls, ages 15-‐19, will become pregnant.
•23.4% of sexually active students used alcohol or drugs the last time they had sex.v
•12% of female high school students were forced to have sex when they did not want to.vi
TEENS AND STIs
•In 2007, there were 14,472 cases of Chlamydia, 3,161 cases of Gonorrhea and 814 cases of Syphilis reported in Maricopa County. Through the first six months of 2008, there has been an 18% increase in Syphilis cases compared to 2007.vii
•Youth, ages 15 – 24, experience more than half of all the Gonorrhea and Chlamydia cases in Arizona.viii
•50% of new HIV infections occur in people under age 25.ix
TEEN PREGNANCY & BIRTHS
•Nearly 55 teens become pregnant in Arizona every day; a total of 19,936 in 2010.x
•Arizona has the nation’s third highest teen pregnancy ratexi Latina teens are more than two times as likely to become pregnant as Caucasian teens, and nearly four times as likely to give birth.
•95% of all teen pregnancies are unplannedxii
•84% of Arizona teens giving birth were unmarriedxiii
•84% of teen births are paid for by AHCCCS costing taxpayers $303 million in 2008.
When & Where
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona (PPAA) is the political arm of Planned Parenthood Arizona (PPAZ). It is a non-partisan membership organization whose purpose is to protect and promote sexual and reproductive health and rights in Arizona by educating voters, public officials and candidates for public office.
PPAA is a 501 (c) 4 organization, which is a non-profit organization that can engage in electoral and political activities. Donations to a 501 (c) 4 organizations are not tax-deductible.