Teens & Taboo: A Look at Prevalence and Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Infections
Originally webcast August 15, 2013
Sexuality Educator & Teen View Co-Advisor, Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson
Rob Curry, M.S. Ed.
Sexual Health Care Consultant and Trainer
Sexual health is an often taboo and untouched topic of conversation, which leads to misunderstanding and lack of education amongst young people today. According to the American Sexual Health Association, one in four teenagers will contract a sexually transmitted infection (STI) each year. Despite the fact that STIs are preventable, prevalence rates are ever-increasing and can have a lifelong impact on those infected.
This broadcast will explore current trends in sexually transmitted infections on both a national and local level and will increase participant’s knowledge of issues in adolescent sexual health. It will highlight prevention methods, as well as the impact of sexuality education in public schools. In addition, this program will take a culturally competent look at education and diversity, and examine how lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) youth are often marginalized and excluded from conversations regarding sexual health.
After watching this broadcast participants will be able to:
- Identify the unique challenges that adolescents bring to STI prevention
- Describe strategies effective of STI prevention and current trends
- Navigate best practices for educating teens on sexual health
Continuing Nurse Education Contact Hours
The School of Public Health, University at Albany is an approved provider of continuing nurse education by the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses, Inc., an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
This offering is approved for 1 nursing contact hour(s).
Continuing Medical Education Contact Hours
The School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity is sponsored by the School of Public Health, University at Albany, SUNY, a designate provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for the CHES to receive up to 1 Category 1 CECH in health education.
Continuing education credits will be available until February 2016.
The planners and presenters do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity.
No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.