Press Release
Making Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention A Public Health Priority

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. 

For more information, contact us:

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(202) 986-2600

About the National Partnership for Women & Families

The National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy group dedicated to promoting fairness in the workplace, reproductive health and rights, access to quality, affordable health care and policies that help all people meet the dual demands of work and family.

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