C8 Perspectives On Advancing Sexual Health

Earn CE Credit for viewing the archived recordings of the 2012 STD Conference.

Deadline: April 12, 2014

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012: 10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Background/Purpose: The U.S. presently faces significant challenges related to sexual health, including STD/HIV, unintended pregnancies, and sexual violence. CDC and partners are committed to enhancing STD prevention and other programs by complementing traditional disease control and prevention efforts with a health promotion component addressing sexual health more broadly.  

Objectives of Symposium: To describe the importance of addressing sexual health across the lifespan, provide an overview of CDC efforts to advance sexual health, describe preliminary indicators of sexual health, and discuss how cultural values and norms impact sexual health.

Implications for Programs, Policy, and/or Research: Implementation of supportive research, policy, surveillance, and programs by a broad spectrum of partners has great potential to improve population sexual health.

10:30 AM
Sexual Health Across the Lifespan
Eli Coleman, MD, PhD, LP, Program in Human Sexuality, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
10:50 AM
National Efforts to Advance Sexual Health Using a Public Health Approach In the U.S
Megan Ivankovich, MPH, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
11:10 AM
The Status of Sexual Health In the U.S.: A Preliminary Set of Indicators
Jami Leichliter, PhD, CDC, Division of STD Prevention, Atlanta, GA
11:30 AM
Not Under My Roof: The Impact of Culture and Parent-Adolescent Interactions On Sexual Health
Amy Schalet, PhD, Department of Sociology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA
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