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MTV Latin America, Population Media Center And The United Nations Population Fund Launch Multiplatform Campaign SexySex To Empower Young People On Sexual Health And Violence Prevention

"Population Media Center is excited about the success of 'Ultimo Ano,' and this unique private-public partnership with MTV, to create a telenovela and website that not only engages viewers but also brings real social issues to the center of the conversation between characters and audiences alike. 'Ulitmo Ano' has brought important issues like domestic violence, teen pregnancy, STD prevention, safe sex, healthy relationships, and cyberbullying to the surface, and our accompanying website SexySex provides audiences with real life information and resources on the issues addressed in the novela.  Audience's throughout Latin America are commenting and writing about the impact and relevance of the social issues raised in the novela." Katie Elmore Mota, Vice President for Communications and Programs, Population Media Center.  



"Few young people receive adequate preparation for their sexual lives. This leaves them potentially vulnerable to coercion, abuse, unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The case of Mexico reflects what is happening in many other Latin American countries: one in four adolescents experience unmet needs for modern contraception and only 38% of adolescents use condoms in their first sexual experience," Diego Palacios Jaramillo. "UNFPA Mexico welcomes 'Ultimo Ano' as a meaningful effort to provide young people with knowledge and useful references to make informed decisions about their sexuality and enable them to avoid unwanted pregnancies, improve their sexual and reproductive health and protect themselves against STIs, including HIV." He added.

Set in the world of adolescence, and driven by a conniving foreign exchange student who tries to deceive and manipulate the lives of his new host family and friends. Martin, an apparently ideal teenager, arrives at an elite school as part of a student exchange program. He lives with Benjamin, a popular kid who takes him under his wing and transforms him into his best friend. Both fall in love with the same girl. And mistrust develops, when a conniving Martin steals his friends, his popularity and his entire life. Faced with disbelief from family and friends, Benjamin begins to wage a solitary battle at unmasking the real Martin. Series is produced by Argos Productions.



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