EPISODE 3 | SEX EDUCATION, A REALISTIC ANSWER TO TEEN PREGNANCY? PART 1 / IRMA THOMAS

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Episode title: Sex Education, a Realistic Answer to Teen Pregancy?

The episode explores teen-pregnancy, sexual health, and sexual health education. Hosts and guests discuss shaping healthy and successful development for vulnerable young people facing life altering pressures like unplanned pregnancy, HIV, early marriage, violence, school dropout and unemployment.

Host: Nia Weeks, a New Orleans lawyer, humanitarian, and founder of Citizen She, will host the podcast. Twice monthly, she will share the microphone with a topic-expert co-host and a special guest influencer.

Co-host: Denese Shervington, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies (IWES) is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Tulane University School of Medicine.

Guest: Irma Thomas, the incomparable songstress and New Orleans treasure.

Description Episode (2A): Irma and Denese share an insightful conversation about teen pregancy. Irma discusses the impact of teenage motherhood on her life’s journey and brings forth her experiences and lessons learned as a mother of four by the age of 19. Dr. Shervington discusses how and why we should aspire to connect adolescent reproductive choices to sex education teachings.

Relevant Resource Links:

Citizen She

Citizen SHE United Facebook

Citizen She Instagram @CitizenSHEUnited

Citizen SHE United YouTube

Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies (IWES)

Facebook

Twitter (@IWES_NOLA)

Instagram (@iwes_nola)

LinkedIn

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