Living in a sexually transmitted infection hot spot: How do we protect our teens?

Each time his organization unveils a new billboard promoting condom use, Anthony Harris, coordinator of Diverse Resilient’s 414ALL program, hears from angry parents.

How dare you push my kid to have sex, they tell him.

Harris quickly counters:

“We can’t pretend like our young people are not engaging in sexual activity,” he said. “The best thing we can do is teach them how to protect themselves.”

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Harris and his organization are working the front lines of an important battle in Milwaukee: reducing teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections.

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