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American Sexual Health Association(ASHA)

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Health & Medicine
  • LGBTQ+
  • Media & Broadcasting
  • Women

Location

1005 Slater RdSuite 330Durham, NC 27703 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Dedicated to improving the health of individuals, families and communities with a focus on sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

Description

ASHA was founded in 1914 in New York City, formed out of early 20th century social reform movements focused on fighting sexually transmitted infections (known then as venereal disease, or VD) and prostitution. Now, more than 100 years after its creation, ASHA remains America’s nonprofit authority for sexual health information. The American Sexual Health Association promotes the sexual health of individuals, families and communities by advocating sound policies and practices and educating the public, professionals and policy makers, in order to foster healthy sexual behaviors and relationships and prevent adverse health outcomes.

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