Reproductive Health

Evaluating Sex Ed./Nonprofits & Social Media/Another Helping of APEP News

June 10, 2011

A “Funding Boost” for Sexual and Reproductive Health Means More Evaluation

Those who have taken sex ed. courses in school know that it takes a very special approach to get the safe sex message across to a group of—let’s say—“energetic” teenagers. We were particularly excited to read that the New Zealand Health Minister has picked up on this point and is doing something about it. Their new approach to sexual and reproductive health calls for the evaluation of both school-based sex ed. programs and public advocacy on condom use. 

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APEP Expands by Leaps and Bounds

Robert Medina, the newest member of our team, joined us here in Washington, DC this week. In his journey to APEP, he made stops at two universities, two non-profits, and an economic consulting firm in NYC – picking up an eclectic set of quantitative and qualitative skills well suited to assessing complex social change processes.  Robert comes to us straight from completing a master’s in Latin American Literature at UC Berkeley.  If you’re dying to know more about the recently-selected Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa – a fellow Peruvian! – he’s your guy. We were looking for someone to help us help you look at issues from a range of perspectives – so he’s your guy even if Vargas Llosa ain’t!  Welcome, Robert!