Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The Missing STraIn: A Talk About HPV

Issues That Matter- The Missing STraIn: A Talk About HPV

Believe it or not, the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the country; nearly half of all sexually active folks will contract a strain of the virus at some point in their lives, but too many don't even know what it is.

Needless to say, we think it's really important to educate New Yorkers on HPV, so we're hosting an event about the virus, the vaccine, and some of the policy questions surrounding the topic.


Dr. Albert George Thomas, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Chief of Family Planning Services at Mount Sinai Medical Center

Corinne A. Carey, Attorney, Reproductive Rights Project, New York Civil Liberties Union

Amanda Ramos, Peer Educator for NARAL Pro-Choice New York's Teen Outreach Reproductive Challenge Program

Emily Alexander, Policy and Research Coordinator, National Institute for Reproductive Health


Join us as we learn about the HPV virus, the vaccine and the policy behind both.


Wednesday, November 28th

6:30 until 8:00 pm


470 Park Avenue South, 7th floor

Located between 31st and 32nd Streets

Please RSVP by November 27 to Debbie at djohnson@prochoiceny.org

or 212-343- 0114 ext. 3525.

Issues That Matter is a forum for discussions with guest speakers exploring how we can protect a woman's right to choose.

No Happy Hour this Month

Due to the craziness of the holiday season, we will be having a special holiday Repro Health Happy Hour in December! Stay tuned for more details!