Former NC teachers develop sex ed app

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A group of three women made up of former North Carolina teachers and UNC graduate students has created an app that teaches teenagers about sex through the stories of their peers and emojis. Because really, how else do we expect teenagers these days to learn anything? Real Talk, which is set to launch in the fall, has already been the beneficiary of grant and contest prize money and was started after the founders were firsthand observers of the high rate of teen pregnancy in the state. Traditionally, North Carolina has had a fairly high rate of teen pregnancy compared to other states in the U.S., but fortunately, the rate’s been on the decline lately. So next time you feel like telling a teenager to stop staring at their iPhone, maybe give it a second thought; thanks to a few North Carolinians, they couldn’t be learning a valuable lesson from an eggplant emoji.