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Birds. Bees. Bodies.

A Sexual Health Education and Reproductive Health Blog
by Planned Parenthood of South, East and North Florida

Check birth control off your back to school checklist

Ah back to school time. Time for new school supplies, clothes, and birth control. Yup, you heard correct, birth control!

Aug. 14, 2019

The Truth About HPV

The most common STD in America that’s flying under the radar, the one no one is talking about – and the vaccine that may alleviate it for good

July 16, 2019

This is my story. This is my health.

The video, “UNLOCKED,” not only highlighted the vital role Planned Parenthood health centers play in the lives of millions of people, it encouraged me to do my first breast self-exam.

July 12, 2019

All You Need To Know About PrEP: A Pill That Can Prevent HIV

If someone asked you how to prevent HIV, the first thing that would probably pop into your head is condoms, but that’s not the only form of protection against HIV.

June 24, 2019

Challenging the Stigma of HIV Testing

People have a lot of misconceptions about HIV, how you can get the virus, and the types of people who should get tested, but the truth is anyone who is sexually active should be regularly tested for HIV.

June 21, 2019

5 Things You Need To Know Before Heading to College

Whether you’re a seasoned professional entering your last semester or stepping on campus for the first time, it’s important to know your health care options.

July 31, 2018

Miami-Dade College Generation Action Students Educate on Consent and Campus Safety

As college students, we’ve dealt with issues of consent a countless number of times throughout our lives and in many different contexts long before the #MeToo movement. 

April 12, 2018

Florida Needs Comprehensive Sex Ed, Not Hand-wringing Over Porn

The vote to declare pornography a public health risk came at the same time Florida legislators declined to hold hearings on another bill that would ban high-capacity magazines and assault rifles like the one used in the Parkland shooting.

Feb. 26, 2018