Our website gets a facelift!
In honor of International Women's Day, CEDEJO volunteer Sheila Poettgen, who previously helped CEDEJO with public outreach by redesigning our outdated website & promotional material in 2013, donated her skills again this year to redesign our website in order to better reflect the work that CEDEJO is doing in the community. Thanks to all of our volunteers for supporting CEDEJO's mission!
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According to a March 2016 article posted by the Guadalajara Reporter, "only one in four sexually active teenagers in Jalisco always use a condom, according to the Jalisco youth survey".
“The number of young people that use condoms is around 38 percent,” said Jalisco Youth Institute Director Ramon Morales Sanchez. “Twenty-three percent of respondents say they never use a condom, 22 percent say they almost never do and 17 percent say they use one the majority of times.” Eighteen percent of survey respondents said they did not use condoms because they did not have the money to buy them. In 2015 there were 17,260 pregnant teenagers admitted to hospitals in Jalisco.
(Read the full GR article here: Teenagers shunning condoms).
CEDEJO's Pregnancy Prevention Program
This program attends the vulnerability of young people to HIV and unintended pregnancy, and the choices adolescents make that have critical implications for their sexual and reproductive health.
CEDEJO`s for Pregnancy Prevention and Sexual Awareness with Gender Perspective Program (PPSAP) for teenagers and young adults focuses on adolescents' knowledge, attitudes and behaviors as the evidence in our communities shows that teens are concerned about and want to protect themselves from both unplanned pregnancy and HIV, but misinformation about sex and its consequences is common and many adolescents do not get the education and access to services they need.
Today’s youth faces many risks, but unintended pregnancy is a mayor issue that concerns the families, and HIV/AIDS and sexual transmitted diseases are spreading throughout the general population and young women are more greatly affected than young men.
CEDEJO has come to realize that the young adult population of the most needed communities of the Ribera have a high risk of developing drug and alcohol abuse, violence, sexually transmitted diseases, non planned pregnancies, and other issues due to the socio economic circumstances and the overall inequality of the area. The purpose of these program is not only to help prevent the critical problems that young people face in our communities, but to identify the youth with potential leadership qualities and train them to become the ones who multiply the information and knowledge for generations to come.
Description of Program
CEDEJO´s PPSAP will attend five of the most needed communities of the Ribera of Chapala by calling and assembling groups of approximately 20 teenagers and young adults in each community. These convokes will be held with the support of the government delegates and the community leaders which will promote the program among the families.
The duration time of the program will be 5 months. In this lapse CEDEJO will work with 5 groups in 5 different communities of the Ribera of Chapala:
Our first program will begin in Spring of 2016 and is proudly sponsored by Beyond the Surface Tours.
Beneficiaries of the program = Approximately 100 young adults (5 groups for up to 20 Young Adults from 14 to 23 years old in each community).
If you'd like to sponsor or help support this program, please contact us today!