teenwire.com® Is Webby Nominee

Planned Parenthood's Sexual Health Website for Teens Shortlisted for Top International Honor



New York City — The Webby Awards, the leading international honor for website achievement and quality, has nominated teenwire.com, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America website for young people, for Best Website of 2006 in the Education/Society category. Winners will be announced on May 9, 2006 and the awards presented at the 10th Annual Webby Awards gala in New York City on June 12.

Hailed as the "Oscars of the Internet" by Time magazine, the Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a global organization with a membership that includes musician David Bowie, Internet inventor Vinton Cerf, Naked Chef Jamie Oliver, the Body Shop president Anita Roddick, Simpsons creator Matt Groening, Real Networks CEO Rob Glaser, and fashion designer Max Azria.

"The Webby Awards honors the outstanding websites that are setting the standards for the Internet," said Tiffany Shlain, founder and ambassador of the Webby Awards. "teenwire.com's Webby Award nomination is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators." The 10th Annual Webby Awards received a record number of entries — more than 5,500 entries from all 50 states and more than 40 countries worldwide.

"It's an honor to be recognized again by the Webby Awards," said Susan Yudt, editor of teenwire.com. "We strive to provide a place where teens get reliable sexual health information — especially important for teens who don't get comprehensive sex education in their schools."

As a nominee for a Webby Award, teenwire.com is also eligible to win a People's Voice Award. Voting for the People's Voice Award is open to the public from April 11 to May 5. To register to vote, visit http://peoplesvoice.webbyawards.com.

teenwire.com was also nominated for Best Health Website Webby Award in 2004 and received the Webby Award for Best Health website in 2002. Recently, MSNBC health correspondent Brian Alexander called teenwire.com "easily the best, most comprehensive [sex education] site I have viewed."

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Planned Parenthood Federation of America is the nation's leading sexual and reproductive health care advocate and provider. We believe that everyone has the right to choose when or whether to have a child, and that every child should be wanted and loved. Planned Parenthood affiliates operate more than 860 health centers nationwide, providing medical services and sexuality education for millions of women, men, and teenagers each year. We also work with allies worldwide to ensure that all women and men have the right and the means to meet their sexual and reproductive health care needs.



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Gustavo Suarez (212) 261-4339

Published: 04.20.06

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