A school nurse has revealed the most common concerns she hears from sexually active teens while showcasing her dance moves in a viral TikTok video.
Tarah Katzchen, 29, from Chicago, Illinois, has more than 533,000 followers on the video-sharing platform thanks to her cheeky clips that meld dancing with health-related content.
In a recent video that has been viewed more than 1.3 million times, Katzchen shakes her hips to PPCocaine’s rap song ‘Three Musketeers’ featuring NextYoungin while sharing the questions she is asked as a school nurse.
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Health lesson: Tarah Katzchen, a 29-year-old school nurse from Chicago, Illinois, as revealed the most common concerns she hears from sexually active teens in a viral TikTok video
She is primarily an elementary school nurse, but she has also worked in high schools, where teens have plenty of questions for her.
In a series of captions that pop up during her dance, she explains that she gets asked questions like: ‘Is masturbation dirty or bad for you?’ or ‘How often do I get an STD test?’
Many of the young people she treats have admitted to her that they are ‘afraid to ask for birth control’ and want to know if sex is ‘supposed to be painful for the first time.’
She’s got the moves! In the video, Katzchen shakes her hips to PPCocaine’s rap song ‘Three Musketeers’ featuring NextYoungin while sharing the questions she is asked as a school nurse
Manipulation: The nurse shared that teens often tell her that their partners pressure them to not use condoms
There are also teens who have shared how their partners have manipulated them into thinking they shouldn’t use condemns, telling Katzchen: ‘My boyfriend said if I really love him we don’t need to use protection.’
The nurse doesn’t actually address any of the questions or misconceptions in the short clip, but she has a number of videos where she does tackle health problems — all while dancing.
In one clip, she models outfits from the online retailer Fashion Nova while listing all of the things that can possibly happen from not using a condom, including pregnancy, herpes, genital warts, HIV, and other sexually transmitted diseases.
Keeping it real: In an earlier video, she listed all the things that can happen if you have sex without a condom, including a pregnancy and STDs
Giving advice: Another video shows Katzchen dancing while giving tips on how to make a period ‘better’
Reaching the masses: She also touches upon personal hygiene in the videos she posts on her page, which has more than a half a million followers
Another video of her dancing features tips on how to make a period better. She advises ditching alcohol, caffeine, and tobacco. She also recommends a jog to relieve cramps and ibuprofen to lessen period pain.
‘Every teenage girl needs to see this!’ one fan commented.
Katzchen seems to have come up with the perfect way to reach teens and teach them about sex education by emulating the style of TikTok videos they gravitate towards.
However, one TikTok use couldn’t resist asking if the school or district she works for knows about her videos.
She admitted that she’s ‘not sure’ if they do but noted that ‘it’s all educational.’