Making Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention A Public Health Priority
Leading Reproductive Health Experts to Hold Briefing On Sexually Transmitted Diseases in the United States
WASHINGTON, DC — April 23, 2008 —
A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that one in four 15- to 19-year-old females in the United States suffers from a sexually transmitted disease (STD). The National Partnership for Women & Families, American Social Health Association, and National Council of Women’s Organizations, in cooperation with the office of U.S. Representative Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-OH), will brief congressional leaders and staff members on policies that can help reduce the spread of STDs at:
3:00 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24
Room HC-137, U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC
There will also be a Senate briefing, in collaboration with Senator Edward M. Kennedy, at:
11 a.m. Thursday, April 24
Hart Senate Office Building Room 512, Washington D.C.
Experts who will discuss what these findings mean for our nation’s health policies include:
Dr. John Douglas, Director of the Division of STD Prevention,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Dr. Peter A. Leone, Associate Professor,
University of North Carolina Schools of Medicine and Public Health
Dr. Virginia Caine, Director, Marion County Health Department and
Associate Professor of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine
Dr. Karen Ashby, Assistant Professor of Reproductive Biology,
Case Western Reserve University Medical Center
The briefings are open to media.
The National Partnership is a non-profit, non-partisan advocacy group dedicated to promoting access to quality health care, fairness in the workplace, and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family.