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Sexy Without Sex to air Feb. 10 on TPT Channel 17

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"Sexy Without Sex," a locally produced public television program aimed squarely at Twin Cities youths dealing with sexual activity issues and choices, will air this Sunday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. on Twin Cities Public Television Channel 17, and on all local cable and satellite systems (note that in Minneapolis, Comcast cable subscribers will find it on Channel 13). "Sexy Without Sex," a locally produced public television program aimed squarely at Twin Cities youths dealing with sexual activity issues and choices, will air this Sunday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. on Twin Cities Public Television Channel 17, and on all local cable and satellite systems (note that in Minneapolis, Comcast cable subscribers will find it on Channel 13). The 30-minute program was co-produced by UCare, an independent, nonprofit health plan providing health care and administrative services to more than 140,000 members and Twin Cities Public Television's Minnesota Channel, which features a variety of programming that is from or about Minnesota and its close neighbors.

"Sexy Without Sex,"
- Presents youth perspectives, frank discussions, and interviews on issues surrounding sexuality and the prevalence of preventable sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in North Minneapolis, particularly among youths age 15-24 living in the 55411 and 55412 zip codes.
 Features a facilitated discussion between a youth advocate and six teens, as well as interviews with medical and community resource personnel.
Discusses the influence of media and music on sexual behavior, the need for testing among sexually active partners, and various medical and community resources where youths can go for answers, testing, diagnosis, and treatment.
Fred Evans, Community Health Coordinator, Fremont Community Health Services, is featured talking about the need for youths to learn about sexual diseases, which he says are "epidemic in our community; it's a serious, serious health issue."

"Part of UCare's mission is to work with -- and give back to -- our communities through informative initiatives such as this program," said Cindy Kallstrom, Health Promotion Manager, UCare. "We are proud to have co-produced this broadcast. We believe it will inform young people in our North Minneapolis community and elsewhere about sexual health issues. And we trust it will prompt and empower them to protect and improve their health."

The first broadcast is on Sunday, Feb. 10, 7 p.m. with a rebroadcast Saturday, March 29, 9 p.m. on TPT Channel 17, and on all local cable and satellite systems (note that in Minneapolis, Comcast cable subscribers will find it on Channel 13).
 

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