Welcome Teen World Confidential

A resource for parents, educators, and other caring adults about adolescent sexual health.

Readers Feedback

From Our Blog

19

Dec 2014

Navigating Newness: Sexuality

Posted by admin

Photo Courtesy Jennifer Cook If you have ever been “forced” to learn something new, such as the basics of social media or …

10

Dec 2014

11 ways to avoid being a sexy sneezer

Posted by admin

This morning as I was laying in bed, thinking about blogging, work, projects, plans, shopping…you know…all that stuff that keeps us up …

06

Dec 2014

Adolescent Sexuality Health…What are YOU thinking?

Posted by admin

As we enter into the busy holiday season, I wish to thank you for your continued support and readership of TeenWorldConfidential. …

01

Dec 2014

World AIDS Day 2014

Posted by admin

In appreciation of World AIDS Day, I urge readers to become educated about HIV/AIDS. Becoming educated about HIV/AIDS will increase understanding …

15

Nov 2014

Contraception: Ladies’ Choice?

Posted by admin

What do they have in common?? All are forms of “girl” contraception. Some use hormones, some act as a barrier, some …

08

Nov 2014

“Mom, we’re pregnant” Moving forward when your world is rocked.

Posted by admin

“Mom, we’re pregnant” Moving forward when your world is rocked. I was fortunate enough to sit next to a very interesting …

22

Oct 2014

Arm-ing our young women with protection

Posted by admin

A couple of weeks ago, amidst the disturbing reports of violence in the Middle East and the eye-opening spread of Ebola, …

11

Oct 2014

National Coming Out Day

Posted by admin

(Photo Courtesy of Whisper and Huff Post – see link below) My hope as an educator and ally is if you know …

06

Oct 2014

Let’s change the channel.

Posted by admin

Bullying….something we hope our children don’t experience – or instigate. Even if they do not experience bullying directly, 56% of students …

30

Sep 2014

Sorry Mom

Posted by admin

So, my youngest daughter is studying abroad in Australia. What a great experience, right? For spring break, she asked if we would …

18

Sep 2014

Let’s Talk: Sexually Assaulted Males.

Posted by admin

Society tends to place a greater eye on female victimization when it comes to rape and sexual assault. I get that. …

11

Sep 2014

The Global Impact of Making a Friend

Posted by admin

Comprehensive sexual health education isn’t just about condoms and STI’s. If you have been following my blog, you realize lately I’ve been …

09

Sep 2014

It’s a Human Issue

Posted by admin

We know it happens. It happens all the time. Women. Children. Men. Wealthy. Poor. Highly-educated. Illiterate. Religious. Atheist. Gay. Straight. Black. …

08

Sep 2014

My, how time flies

Posted by admin

26

Aug 2014

100 Percent of the Time. Period.

Posted by admin

After a particularly lovely Sunday Funday enjoying one of the last weekends of summer, one of my close friends and her …

18

Jul 2014

PEACE

Posted by admin

Our hearts go out to the families who lost loved ones in the recent tragedy in the Ukraine. Their grief is unimaginable. …

14

Jul 2014

It’s okay to DECIDE

Posted by admin

Before we talk about decision-making, let me give you the world’s shortest neurology lesson: Oh, wait. Wrong one. Look at this …

07

Jul 2014

Values…What’s your Perspective??

Posted by admin

Wow. Lots of controversy lately about insurance coverage and the responsibility of one’s employer. It got me to thinking….about values, actually. How …

25

Jun 2014

K.NOW: Puberty…a time of perfecting the eyeball roll.

Posted by admin

I was, once again, perusing the vast wasteland of time known as Facebook, when I happened upon this hysterical ad: First Moon …

13

Jun 2014

Happy Dad’s Day! Studies show you actually DO matter!!! Now you have proof!

Posted by admin

Dads. On Father’s Day the focus is on that guy who is traditionally seen as someone who works diligently all day …

29

May 2014

No need to go crazy: Just K.NOW about Syphilis

Posted by admin

When I think of syphilis, I think to myself…oh, that’s a thing of the past! No one gets that STI anymore. Then …

16

May 2014

“But my teacher SAID it is true, so it must be, right??”

Posted by admin

If any of you enjoy a little mental zombie time by scrolling through Facebook, chances are you came across a recent Upworthy …

05

May 2014

The National Day

Posted by admin

13th Annual National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy is May 7, 2014 Hundreds of Thousands of Teens Expected to Participate Hundreds of …

01

May 2014

K.NOW: Just Don’t Be Weird

Posted by admin

Yesterday, my intern Ellie and I had the honor and privilege of attending a high school health fair geared towards students. What …

29

Mar 2014

K.NOW: Purpose: What is yours…?

Posted by admin

Talking to our kids about their sexual health can be tricky or even uncomfortable at times. That’s okay – perfectly normal; especially …

10

Mar 2014

K.now: National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Posted by admin

Womenshealth.gov – National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day March 10,2014 Today is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The Office …

27

Feb 2014

(K)NOW: Condoms..What’s YOUR Pleasure?

Posted by admin

Paris has it figured out: Condom vending machines right on the street!! Condoms. Rubbers. Raincoats. Sheaths. Love Gloves. Prophylactics. Wetsuits. Willie Warmers. …

19

Feb 2014

(K)NOW, Facebook. You have set a great example!

Posted by admin

So the recent “big news” on the social media front this past weekend centered around Facebook. Recognizing that not all individuals identify …

03

Feb 2014

Wanna (K)NOW what Ellie says?

Posted by admin

The following is a written interview that explored the conversation between a young woman who was about to venture off to …

02

Feb 2014

Hey Doc, I Wanna (K)NOW

Posted by admin

One snowy day while working on my project, I was “researching” by leisurely reading the paper. (Okay, so it wasn’t research – …

30

Jan 2014

HPV – (K)NOW

Posted by admin

28

Jan 2014

(K)NOW: HPV – Reduce the Risk

Posted by admin

Did you find the hidden words in the title? Fortunately, it’s not a hidden secret. There are ways to REDUCE the …

26

Jan 2014

Ding-ding-ding-ding! We have a winner! It’s HPV!

Posted by admin

HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) sure has been in the news a lot lately. It seems to be the new STI “buzzword”, …

12

Jan 2014

Hey! It’s not MY fault! It’s my HORMONES!

Posted by admin

Let me begin this by saying that when I was in nursing school, the endocrine system (hormones) bored me. Why? It was …

30

Dec 2013

It’s the LAW! Teachers are required to teach scientific facts beginning January 1st!

Posted by admin

In Illinois this summer, Governor Quinn signed a law that requires schools in Illinois to teach sexual education with scientifically- and medically-accurate …

24

Dec 2013

Merry Christmas

Posted by admin

Merry Christmas! Wishing you Joy and Peace

20

Dec 2013

You want an iPad for Christmas?? I have an even better gift idea! Let me treat you to lunch instead!

Posted by admin

Oh, boy. It’s “that” time of year again. The kids are asked “what do you want for Christmas?” (or Hanukkah or whatever …

16

Dec 2013

Bacterial Vaginosis

Posted by admin

I just want to discuss this STI very briefly so you are aware of it. And by STI I mean it CAN …

12

Dec 2013

Just saying’… We’re only human!

Posted by admin

“But kids don’t stay with you if you do it right. It’s the one job where, the better you are, the more …

08

Dec 2013

GOOOOAAAAAAALLLLLL!

Posted by admin

How many times have you witnessed a young person, just about to head off to college, roll their eyeballs when asked, …

04

Dec 2013

Oh my gosh! Did she just say the word “sex” in class?

Posted by admin

So, what DO other countries teach their kids when it comes to sexual health? Even better – what do WE teach? Let …

01

Dec 2013

World AIDS Day

Posted by admin

“Shared Responsibility: Strengthening Results for an AIDS-Free Generation.” I have not yet written my blog where I explain what exactly HIV and …

28

Nov 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by admin

Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving. May you and your family be surrounded with love, peace, and blessings. And for those of …

24

Nov 2013

Denmark? India? Really?? Cool!!

Posted by admin

Today I was checking the statistics about who is reading my blog. Yup – there IS Big Brother in the blog …

22

Nov 2013

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Posted by admin

Last night on my flight home from California, I had the privilege of sitting next to an interesting man who shared with …

19

Nov 2013

Just sayin

Posted by admin

Just sayin’. The CDC reports that about half of all new STIs are found in individuals aged 15-24, even though they account …

18

Nov 2013

Gonorrhea

Posted by admin

Gonorrhea Not as common as chlamydia, but still really common. Individuals aged 15-24 are infected with it more frequently than others. Women …

13

Nov 2013

We all need a little help….

Posted by admin

On Friday night I enjoyed a glass (or two) of relaxing red wine and scrumptious cheese in our lovely city. The best …

11

Nov 2013

Chlamydia

Posted by admin

I think it’s time to start bombarding you with information about different STI’s. My goal is to give you enough information that …