The Urban Legend

Urban’s newest author: Shafia Zaloom

Urban’s newest author: Shafia Zaloom

Callum Yeaman, Staff Writer

October 28, 2019

While the #metoo movement rises and sexual assault becomes one of the most prevalent issues in the United States today, only 50% of high schools require sexual education for their students. Shafia Zaloom, an Urban health education teacher and consultant, seeks to address this issue. Her new book, “Se...

Hooking up: all you need?

Olivia Morfit, Staff Writer

November 17, 2014

Hooking up is easy; noncommittal, thoughtless, and, for some, gratifying. The definition of “hooking up” itself can vary from a multiple-encounter physical relationship to a one-time experience, but no matter how it is defined it has a common trend: total lack of emotional commitment. I can unde...

Contraception Technology Conference sheds light on media’s impact on teens

Contraception Technology Conference sheds light on media’s impact on teens

Sabrina Werby, Health writer

April 11, 2010

"Jersey Shore." "Glee." "Sixteen and Pregnant." "The 40-Year-Old Virgin." If you have seen any of these television shows or movies, you probably think you know a thing or two about sex, pregnancy and contraception. And that is just what worries the sexuality experts who spoke at the Contraception Technology Conference on March 25 in San Francisco. The conference was presented by the authors of Cont...

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