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Adriana Radu

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Adriana Radu - 2017 Nominee
Position: Woman in Charge
Organization: SEX vs The STORK (SEXUL vs BARZA)
Current Location: Bucharest/Berlin
Master of Public Health from Charité Universitätsmedizin
Adriana founded SEX vs THE STORK (www.sexulvsbarza.ro), a Romanian sexual education video web series with over 15.000 subscribers and pushing towards 2 Mio. views. Doing a Public Health Master at Charité Berlin on a DAAD scholarship. TEDx Speaker. – Daniela Drăghici, Regional Executive Committee member at IPPF-EN
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

In 2013, I founded SEX vs THE STORK (www.sexulvsbarza.ro), the first Romanian sexual education video web series for teens and young adults. The platform’s Youtube channel has over 16.000 subscribers and is pushing towards 2 Million views: www.youtube.com/SEXULvsBARZA.
Other stats:
www.sexulvsbarza.ro April 2013-present accessed 320.000 times by 275.000 unique visitors.
+ 9300 Fans on www.facebook.com/SEXULvsBARZA
+600 anonymous questions on sexuality answered on ask.fm/ASKvsBARZA
Around 800 young people reached through offline events in Romania.
Finally, I wrote my Public Health Master thesis on the following topic: Economic Analysis of the Impact of Sexuality Education in Romania.

What sparked your passion for family planning?

After finishing my Bachelor studies in Lyon, France, I moved to Karlsruhe, Germany to work as a teaching assistant. It was there that I discovered sexual education in schools. I had received none in my home country, Romania. Inspired by feminists turning to Youtube to spread gender equality, I wanted to help close the sexuality education knowledge gap in Romania by starting an online video platform for sexual education aiming at teens and young people.

Give one or two examples of how you display leadership in your family planning work.:

In 2013, I founded SEX vs THE STORK (www.sexulvsbarza.ro), the first Romanian sexual education video web series for teens and young adults. The platform’s Youtube channel has over 16.000 subscribers and is pushing towards 2 Million views.
In May 2017, I finished my Public Health Master thesis, the first economic analysis of the impact of sexuality education in Romania, and one of the few international works looking at the economic impact of sexual education at country level.

If you are named a winner of 120 under 40, how will you use this new platform and the $1000 grant to advance your work? :

The 120 under 40 grant will help support my work in producing sexuality education videos for my established and popular platform.

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SEX vs STORK event, To be young and transgender in Romania., Clean genitals.

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