NCSH Quarterly Social Media Campaign: August - October

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This is the most recent NCSH quarterly social media campaign, which includes sample sexual health content that you can use and/or adapt for your digital and social media channels. The campaign contains two parts:

Part 1: Our theme for this campaign is contraception. It includes tweets relating to contraception in general, long-acting reversible contraception (LARCs), emergency contraception, male contraception, and access to contraception. 

Part 2: This features sample tweets in support of key health observances, holidays, and other cultural milestones that will be taking place over the next three months.

The key observances for this quarter include: 

  • National Immunization Awareness Month (August)
  • Back to School (August)
  • International Cat Day (August 8)
  • National Health Center Week (August 7 - August 13)
  • Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month (September)
  • Prostate Cancer Awareness Month/Prostate Health Month (September)
  • National Menopause Awareness Month (September)
  • World Sexual Health Day (September 4)
  • National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (September 18)
  • World Contraception Day (September 26)
  • National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (September 27)
  • National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October)
  • National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October)
  • Health Literacy Month (October)
  • Latinx AIDS Awareness Day (October 15)
  • International Pronouns Day (October 19)
  • Halloween (October 31)
Here’s a sample of what you can find in the full campaign:
 
  • The best birth control method for you is often shaped by how you want to use it. Checkout this article for info on methods that you can use as needed, on a regular schedule, long-term, or methods that are permanent. https://www.healthline.com/health/birth-control/methods
  • Guys, you may think you’re using a condom correctly, but a refresher course can never hurt. Practice makes perfect! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjY2fY9rGrc

  • If you have insurance, you can get a prescription for the female #condom and get it for free! If you don’t have insurance, you still have options to get them at a reduced cost. Learn more: https://fc2.us.com/patient

  • Parents: Is your preteen ready for #BacktoSchool? Don’t forget, at ages 11-12, it’s time for kids of all genders to get their #HPV vaccine. You can help protect them from some cancers in the future. #NIAM22 https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/diseases/hpv-basics-color.pdf

  • #Menopause can bring on physical & emotional changes that negatively affect your sex life. But there are solutions! @NCSH_ has info on common sexual concerns, their solutions, & tips on talking about them w/ your partner or a health care provider. http://nationalcoalitionforsexualhealth.org/sexual-concerns-and-pleasure

  • DYK nearly 1 in 6 gay men living with #HIV are undiagnosed? CDC recommends that sexually active gay and bisexual men get tested for HIV at least once a year. Talk with your partners about getting #tested and/or if taking #PrEP is right for you. #NGMHAAD https://gettested.cdc.gov/

  • This Health Literacy Month, test your #sexualhealth knowledge! Start here by taking this @NCSH_ quiz, and get practical tips and advice, too. #healthliteracy https://nationalcoalitionforsexualhealth.org/quiz

  • Have you ever mistakenly used incorrect pronouns for someone? It can be tempting to give a long-winded apology—but often, that just makes the person who was misgendered feel uncomfortable. Here is how you can appropriately apologize & move on. #PronounsDay https://uwm.edu/lgbtrc/qa_faqs/what-if-i-make-a-mistake