ISSM Board of Directors: Electronic Voting Begins August 15th
During Office Visits, Sex Health Topics Vary by Race
ISSM members, it's time to vote!
Starting August 15, 2020, ISSM members in good standing may vote for the following four positions on the Board of Directors: President-Elect, Secretary General, and two Members-at-Large.
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This year's elections of ISSM officers and directors will be conducted through written ballots, which will be taken by electronic transmission. The one-month voting window will close on September 15, 2020, with results announced two days later.
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Black women in the United States discuss sexual health with their doctors more often than white women do, experts say.
Content of sex health discussions seem to differ by race as well, they added.
The findings are based on a survey of 575 African American/black women and 1,079 white, non-Hispanic women.
During the previous year, 60% of the black women and 55% of the white women had talked about sexual health during a visit with a healthcare provider.
Some sex health subjects were more frequently discussed with black women. For example, 37% of the black women were asked about their number of sex partners, compared to 27% of the white women. In addition, 47% of the black women and 23% of the white women were offered an STD test.
The study was published last month in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. Learn more.