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Let’s Talk About Sex – Film Screening and Panel Discussion – May 7, 2014

Contact: Laura Alpert, VP for Development and Marketing, (office) (518) 512-9027, (cell) (518) 464-4479, [email protected]

Wednesday, May 7 is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Day. To mark the occasion, Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood is presenting James Houston’s one-hour film Let’s Talk About Sex (2009) followed by a 30-minute panel discussion. While the film is not rated, the content is geared to people ages 13 and older.

All Capital Region residents who want to have effective and meaningful conversations about sex and sexuality with teens and young adults are welcome. Parents and youth are encouraged to attend together. Packets will be provided to help parents, educators and teens continue the conversation. Interviews with local sex education and reproductive health experts are available before and after the event.

Let’s Talk About Sex offers a revealing look at how American attitudes toward adolescent sexuality affect today’s teenagers. It also examines how other nations have succeeded at protecting adolescent sexual health where the U.S. is failing. Here are relevant statistics: http://www.letstalkaboutsexthefilm.com/fastfacts.html  and some quotes from the film trailer: http://www.letstalkaboutsexthefilm.com/pregnancy.html.

“College means sex…girls put out.”

“People are in denial…teachers…parents, they’re like, ‘no…teenagers aren’t having sex. They can’t and they shouldn’t.’ But we do, and we are.”

“My sex education was really only…we had a bunch of warts in jars.”

“It’s like we are a nation that is just culturally disabled about this subject…this is not true in other parts of the world.”

“I think most people want to treat [sex] better…they just don’t know how.”


Wednesday, May 7, 2014,7-8 p.m. film screening, 8-8:30 p.m. panel discussion
The Spectrum Theatre, 290 Delaware Avenue, Albany, NY
Tickets online at http://letstalksexwithUHPP.eventbrite.com

$10 suggested donation per person

Panelists are:
Dyrleif Bjarnadottir, Parent and Writer
Ellen Cole, Ph.D., Visiting Professor, The College of Saint Rose
Chelly Hegan, President/CEO, Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood
Valerie Flanders, Registered Nurse, Albany County Department of Health
Carol Stenger, M.Ed., Sexuality Educator/Sexuality Counselor, UAlbany


Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood is a nonprofit organization serving Albany, Columbia, Greene and Rensselaer counties. Each year, nearly 10,000 patients make more than 15,000 visits to UHPP’s health centers in Albany, Hudson and Troy. UHPP offers a wide range of reproductive health services, including annual GYN exams, PAP tests, breast exams and self-exam instruction, colposcopy, cryosurgery, STI testing and treatment, birth control information and supplies, Emergency Contraception, pregnancy testing, first trimester abortion, and referrals for adoption and prenatal care. UHPP provides more than 500 annual Education sessions and advocates for high quality reproductive healthcare.


Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood, Inc.


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