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Local Colleges Give Teens a Chance to Discuss Healthy Sexuality with Peers on March 14



LeMoyne-Owen College and Howard University are teaming up to provide Memphis teens a chance to talk to their successful college counterparts about healthy sexuality and relationships.

In Memphis, according to the CDC’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey, two out of three teens have had a sexual experience by their senior year in high school. Memphis is nationally recognized as a city with high rates of teen pregnancy, and pregnant and parenting teens have poorer health and education than their nonpregnant and nonparenting counterparts. Teens also make up a high percentage of new HIV and STD infections, and these infections can have lifelong impacts on health and fertility.

To help these middle and high school students who may someday attend their schools, representatives from LeMoyne-Owen College and Howard University will host "The College Experience."

When: Thursday, March 14, 11a.m. - 2 p.m.

Where: LeMoyne-Owen College

Who Can Participate: Teen girls and boys between the ages of 13 and 17

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