Thursday, April 18, 2013

Jeffco Health Offers Sex Ed Video for STD Month

Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is offering a new video series to educate residents about reproductive health issues including birth control, sexually transmitted infections/diseases and optimal spacing of children along with other topics.  Every month, a JCPH family planning registered nurse, Melanie Rogers, “Mel” will talk about different family planning topics.  Sex Ed with Mel in 30 Minutes or Less is an educational monthly video series that can be accessed on the JCPH website. 

For the month of April, designated as Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mel explains how STD’s are spread, how they are treated and how to avoid becoming infected.  JCPH Clinic Supervisor, Kelly Conroy, RN, MPH, explains how important it is to get tested if you suspect you may have an STD.  “Sexually transmitted diseases and infections are more common than many may suspect and not everyone shows symptoms. The only way to protect yourself and others is to be tested and to get treatment if infected.”

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